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More stories about High-Rise Projects

  • Shaped by the Sun

    Studio Gang's daylighting research informs the dynamic profile of a residential high-rise in Chicago

  • One Bryant Park

    One Bryant Park, located just a block from Times Square on 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue, is scheduled to be the first LEED Platinum–certified skyscraper in the United States. Designed to house the New York offices of Bank of America (BoA), the building aspires to be a landmark, both for its...

  • Light, Plan, Form

    Skyscraper. High-rise. Tall building. Office tower. Call it what you want, there is no denying that this building type plays a critical, ongoing role in architecture's lexicon. A uniquely American innovation that defines the skylines of New York, Chicago, and so many other cities, the skyscraper is...

  • Working the High-Rise Niche

    Our company has provided remodeling and handyman services to Chicago homeowners for the past 10 years. We started out working in single-family homes, but early on an architect hired us for a large job in a high-rise apartment building. Today, high-rise work accounts for half our volume. We work in...

  • Cira Centre, Philadelphia

    The Cira Centre sits across the Schuylkill River from Center City in Philadelphia, expanding the downtown skyline. The challenge for New York City–based Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design (CBBLD) was deciding how best to illuminate this “crystalline glass structure that was in no way like a...

  • Solar Strategies

    The first implementation of a daylighting system in a Latin American high-rise office tower puts this Mexico City project on the map.

  • Three Proposals for San Francisco's Transbay Neighborhood

    The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA), a group formed in 2001 to redevelop the aging 1930s transit station located at Mission and 1st streets, put out an international call last year for architect-developer teams to design the city's Transbay neighborhood.

  • 7 World Trade Center

    Before design began on 7 World Trade Center, architect David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) outlined a daunting task for his team. The project, he said, should set the bar for design and technical considerations—environmental sustainability, urban sensitivity, construction detailing...

  • Up and Down

    After several years of grappling with soaring construction costs, developers of mid-rise buildings are getting some relief, but those planning high-rise projects still have a hard slog ahead.

  • San Antonio Spirit

    During the day, it's one of a handful of romantic pre-Depression-era skyscrapers gracing the downtown skyline. But at night, ask any San Antonian to name the most iconographic building of their hometown and chances are good the Tower Life building will top the list (OK, the Alamo and Tower of...