May 31, 2017, 2pm PDT
City life happens at street level. But some of our most iconic images of cities are focused hundreds, or even thousands, of feet in the air. Our streetscapes are the worse off for it.
September 11, 2016, 1pm PDT
Fear that skyscrapers might be a persistent target of terrorist attacks did not last long beyond the days and months following 9/11. Neither terrorists nor the Great Recession have stopped the city's skyline from continuing to reaching skyward.
June 9, 2016, 5am PDT
Track the rise of "super slender" towers in New York with an online tool from the Skyscraper Museum.
May 29, 2015, 5am PDT
Pop quiz hotshot: can you name the city by looking at silhouettes of their skylines?
May 20, 2015, 2pm PDT
On op-ed in the Oregonian makes the case for Portland to design and build a unique architectural icon that differentiates the city from its rivals in the Pacific Northwest.
October 1, 2014, 9am PDT
Emily Alpert Reyes reports that Los Angeles has overturned a long-standing requirement for its skyscrapers to have flat roofs to accommodate the fire department's helicopters in the event of an emergency.
August 24, 2012, 1pm PDT
In a photo essay, Thomas J. Sigler interprets what the skylines of some of the world's most prominent cities say about their character.
October 27, 2010, 5am PDT
In the second part of a series looking at codes in L.A. that require tall buildings to have flat roofs for helicopter landing, <em>Curbed LA</em> discusses a new building that has been exempted from the code and whether more are likely to follow.
October 26, 2010, 2pm PDT
All buildings in Los Angeles taller than 75 feet are required to have a flat surface on the roof where helicopters can land, according to a fire department-mandated code. Now leaders are thinking about updating that code -- and the city's skyline.
June 10, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Cities across the world are rising higher and beefing up their skylines with high-profile skyscrapers. A building boom in emerging global cities has put a new face on the battle for the best skyline.</p>