November 30, 2010, 8am PST
Architect Peter Weingarten discusses the importance of high-rise buildings, and why the future of cities will be very high density.
November 29, 2010, 10am PST
Is Paris for sale to the highest bidder?
November 9, 2010, 12pm PST
James M. Russell calls a proposed office tower to be built across from the new Penn Station "2.83 million square feet of blight." What makes a skyscraper blight?
October 10, 2010, 5am PDT
Josh Leon reports on his time "around two instructive pieces of vertical architecture that could presumably be competitors in a transoceanic race between the US and China for economic hegemony."
October 4, 2010, 6am PDT
WebUrbanist looks at 12 ambitious skyscraper proposals that have stalled out, from a tower planned for Dubai's man-made Palm Islands to a Dublin tower proposed by the band U2.
August 30, 2010, 1pm PDT
A controversial new skyscraper seen as a challenge to the historical skyline dominance of the Empire State Building has been approved in New York City.
The Architect's Newspaper
June 26, 2010, 7am PDT
Martin Pedersen of Metropolis Magazine explains how a city ordinance termed the 'plaza bonus,' lead to the creation of more than five hundred "privately financed, privately owned, but public spaces."
June 13, 2010, 7am PDT
The jury is out on skyscrapers- are they responsible density, or terrible energy hogs? As Indian cities like Mumbai and Delhi grow, architect Aditi Nargundkar Pathak says the time to consider skyscrapers is now.
March 9, 2010, 6am PST
The economic stimulus of China has focused billions of dollars on building skyscrapers. Some wonder whether a building bust may soon follow.
February 16, 2010, 11am PST
Chicago's suburbs are growing taller, adding density and height like never before. Blair Kamin argues that these small towns are facing an identity crisis, stuck uncomfortably between city and suburb.
February 1, 2010, 6am PST
Despite the economic downturn, a new skyscraper is rising in Oklahoma City. A suite of street improvements are also one their way.
January 27, 2010, 10am PST
With a rapidly growing urban core and a slew of skyscrapers, Shanghai today is what New York was to the world in the 1930s, according to this piece.
January 4, 2010, 2pm PST
<em>The New York Times</em> looks at plans for the new Transbay Terminal in San Francisco, which could break ground within months.
June 19, 2009, 7am PDT
SOM designs observation platforms that allow visitors to walk on the air. A new platform is planned for Chicago's Sears Tower.
The Architect's Newspaper
April 18, 2009, 5am PDT
The United Arab Emirates has plenty of tall, flashy buildlings, but the rush to build has largely left street life scarce in many parts.
April 10, 2009, 5am PDT
The number and average heights of skyscrapers erected in 2008 are the highest ever thanks to a “lag effect” in the market and a shift toward sustainability.
March 25, 2009, 8am PDT
No work has been done on the Chicago Spire, the city's latest planned skyscraper, since the credit market froze up in January. A brief look at the blow to the building industry, in which joblessness is at a rate of 21.4%.
January 5, 2009, 12pm PST
A new tower designed by architect Daniel Libeskind has a dramatic gash in the middle, which some say is too reminiscent of the horrors of 9/11.
November 4, 2008, 2pm PST
One architecture critic addresses two skyscraper-related conundrums: Decorative lighting that tops the buildings are energy inefficient, and they are dangerous to migrating birds.
August 22, 2008, 5am PDT
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced plans to install windmills on some of the city's skyscrapers and bridges.