Skyscrapers

Is There a Limit to How Tall Buildings Can Get?

"We could do at least a mile and probably quite a bit more."

Jerusalem Bets on a Skyscraper Forest

Officials hope to build a jobs center near a new high speed rail station.

The Emotional Impact of New Skyscrapers

When you love a city, every change in its skyline is a sign of how it has aged with you.

Building Supertall, Superfast

Chinese megabuilding would rise nearly 10 meters a day, way faster than other skyscrapers.

Scenes From the World's Tallest Tower

The Skytree debuts in Tokyo.

The Limits of Density

Denser cities are more productive, more innovative, and more energy efficient. But only up to a point. 

Feat of the Day: One World Trade Center, New York's Tallest Building

The building height of One World Trade Center rose above 1,250 feet today, surpassing the Empire State Building.

Wild Design of the Day: A Skyscraper Prison to Rehabilitate Jersey City's Convicts

Two University of Pennsylvania students designed this futuristic, arching prison meant to reduce recidivism rates in New Jersey.

City Life, Recreated in the Sky

To Antony Wood's mind, the future of cities is vertical, replete with super-tall buildings, rooftop parks and, yes, lots of skybridges.

Skyscrapers of the Mad Men Era

Mysterious, simple, intimidating. These buildings define the 1960s just as much as a certain show.

Dramatic Skyline Change of the Day: Cape Town May Grow Up

The city's building height restrictions are under review.

Wild Idea: Put Schools On Top of New York Skyscrapers

A team of Portuguese architects propose a lofty concept to fix America's troubled education system.

The Art of Capturing a City From a Rooftop

An interview with Toronto photographer Tom Ryaboi, who likes to capture the city from up high - way up high.

In China, a Steel Skyscraper That Breathes

The proposed high rise boasts a giant hollow shaft to ventilate the building

In London, Brutalism and a Boat

A whimsical architecture firm installs a steamship on top of Queen Elizabeth Hall

A Tall Building Bible

Author Kate Ascher offers a remarkably plain-language reexamination of modern skyscrapers

The World's Next 20 Tallest Skyscrapers

The average height of towers is climbing — but how high is too high?

How High for Helsinki’s Skyline?

With high-rise buildings proposed, the Finnish capital considers changes to its historically low skyline

An Elevated View of the City

A photographer ventures up to the tops of New York City buildings to capture unique views