Tall Buildings

February 8, 2017, 5am PST
In a growing London, skyscrapers seem to be popping up everywhere, We Plan London catalogs the ten tallest.
We Plan London
Feature
May 25, 2016, 9am PDT
Oregon's poster child for livable planning is embroiled in new controversies over destructive growth, skyrocketing prices, and back-room cronyism.
Michael Mehaffy
January 24, 2016, 1pm PST
The new record for skyscrapers built in a year brakes the record set by the previous year. The record is expected to be set again next year.
Dezeen
January 13, 2015, 10am PST
The heights of the building envelope saw unprecedented expansion in 2014.
Dezeen
August 9, 2014, 11am PDT
An article by Steven Snell summarizes the drawbacks of building vertical cities.
Fast Forward Weekly
April 29, 2014, 8am PDT
Planners, lawyers and homeowners have been arguing the question of "solar rights" for two millennia. A recent article presents a primer on the historic and contemporary importance of the debate.
Salon
July 17, 2013, 1pm PDT
As the planet slowly emerges from the global recession, skyscraper construction is surging once again. One area seeking skyline augmentation is a continent that has heretofore shied away from the height race: Africa.
The Wall Street Journal
May 29, 2013, 6am PDT
An update to Toronto's Tall Building Design Guidelines seeks to address problems with the seven-year-old planning document, while strengthening the protections afforded historic properties, key sightlines, and local context.
The Toronto Star
January 13, 2013, 9am PST
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has released its annual report on the state of skyscraper construction. Worldwide, 2012 witnessed the completion of 66 buildings taller than 200 meters, including the second tallest in the world.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Studies
January 4, 2013, 1pm PST
Elevator technology developed in the 19th century made the advent of skyscrapers possible. Now that skyscraper construction is rebounding after the recession, can vertical transport systems keep up with developers' and designers' lofty visions?
Bloomberg
December 3, 2012, 7am PST
"There is no nice way of putting this, but the skyline of London is being screwed," says Guardian architecture critic Rowan Moore. In an approvals process that runs roughshod over the concerns of the public, only developer egos are being served.
The Guardian
November 19, 2012, 5am PST
Mere months after it was completed, London's Shard has passed the title of Europe's tallest building to Moscow's Mercury City tower, a "beacon of pink mirrored glass," writes Oliver Wainwright.
The Guardian
June 18, 2012, 8am PDT
It seems a bit early in the year to be bestowing "best of" honors, but that hasn't stopped the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) from naming their best tall buildings of 2012. These towers are certainly worth paying attention to.
Business Insider