November 28, 2016, 2pm PST
A new kind of building will soon rise in the United States: the wooden tower. Extensive testing by the US Department of Agriculture and the timber industry will soon make timber viable for high-rise tower construction.
September 16, 2016, 10am PDT
Research from BuildZoom, a San Francisco-based contractors' website, shows that housing affordability increases with a region's ability to build outwards, as opposed to upwards. Densification largely has not accompanied efforts to curb sprawl.
February 26, 2016, 12pm PST
The Vista Tower is expected for completion in 2020, when it will become the world's tallest tower designed by a woman.
February 22, 2016, 1pm PST
Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of the 1,066-foot building is what distinguishes it from other high rises of its size across the East River—it will be residential.
May 5, 2015, 10am PDT
The Washington Post details the concern over the shadows cast by skyscrapers on the city street below. The latest high-profile case study of the ability of skyscrapers to block the sun: New York's Midtown.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
July 17, 2014, 11am PDT
The initial presentation of a 40-story tower, designed by Chicago architect Jeanne Gang, working for developer Tishman Speyer, prompted John King to argue in favor of the project. But will city planners and electeds grant the project an exception?
April 2, 2012, 5am PDT
David Brussat, architecture critic for the Providence, RI, Journal, describes a new report from the Council for European Urbanism, which finds that the high-rises planned for Paris will not live up to their promises.
January 5, 2012, 6am PST
Planners and development experts explain why modeling Delhi after cities like Singapore, Hong Kon and Mumbai is misguided and dangerous.
June 23, 2011, 7am PDT
High rise apartment construction is set to take off again in Chicago, though it's unclear for how long and whether the resulting projects will have a positive lasting impact on the city.
March 31, 2011, 1pm PDT
The skyscraper, developed by Thomas Properties and financed by Korean Air, required a new signage district and a TFAR transfer. The development will provide a link between the Financial District and the emerging Figueroa Entertainment Corridor.
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.
June 21, 2009, 11am PDT
City officials in Chicago are demanding the removal of a high-rise crane which stands at the half-built Waterview Tower, a monument to the economic downturn.
January 6, 2009, 11am PST
Officials in Sydney, Australia, are creating a blueprint for the city that envisions a broad mass transit system, increased density in the inner city and the suburbs and a much higher skyline.
The Sydney Morning Herald
November 16, 2008, 1pm PST
High-rise buildings are coming back into vogue in South Africa, and planners are trying to balance iconography with urbanism.
March 10, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Officials in Toronto have announced plans to densify the city's waterfront with a redevelopment effort that stands to create high rises along the lakefront.</p>