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Tower foes" disregard for zoning laws is the height of irresponsibility

Building a big project in New York City is a major challenge, which is one reason our are so high: Developers have not been able to keep up with demand. But one thing they have always been able to... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 12th, 2019

Mixed-use tower proposed for top of Tesla"s South Lake Union building

The height of the tower and other details are gauzy for now, though zoning would allow a building up to 280-feet tall......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 22nd, 2019

City could rein in creative developers who believe the sky is the limit

Developers continue to employ novel methods to amass the tallest buildings in the city, leaving brokers and their clients to adjust to an obsession with height. While new developments are restricted to the area’s zoning laws, developers have .....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyAug 3rd, 2018

Blighted ‘Peach’ tower over I-85 at center of battle over digital billboards

The Board of Zoning Adjustment denied the appeal of Selig, the Temple, and another nearby property owner, Hament Desai......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 10th, 2019

Water Street office tower up for key approval

An office tower in Water Street Tampa faces a key vote in the coming weeks. The 22-story 1001 Water Street is seeking a height variance from the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority. The board will vote on the variance — which is recommended .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 31st, 2019

Construction tops out at Vista Tower, which will be Chicago"s third-tallest skyscraper

Vista Tower reached its final height on Friday, when construction workers poured concrete to form the Chicago skyscraper's 101st and final floor......»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneApr 26th, 2019

No a-voiding this loophole

To the editor: You are right to support the closure of the mechanical-void loophole, but it is a mischaracterization to say all advocates working to close zoning loopholes reflexively oppose height,... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkApr 9th, 2019

Phoenix City Council denies controversial high-rise zoning case

In denying the proposal from Sunbelt Holdings, Council capped the height of buildings that could be built on the site as nearby residents continued to oppose tall structures......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 20th, 2019

53-story Riverwalk Place developers reveal ultra-modern design (Rendering)

The 53-story Riverwalk Place will redefine Tampa's skyline not only with its height, but also with an ultra-modern, all-glass exterior. The tower's developer — a partnership between Feldman Equities, Two Roads Development and Tower Realty — o.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 19th, 2018

City green-lights UES tower"s height-boosting gambit

The city's Department of Buildings gave its blessing last month to an unusual architectural element in plans for a Rafael Viñoly-designed, Upper East Side apartment tower: The top 12... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMay 4th, 2018

$1.3B Winthrop Square tower gets city approval

The Boston Planning and Development Agency on Thursday unanimously approved Millennium Partners’ $1.3 billion Winthrop Square proposal, putting the city’s stamp of approval on a project that sparked protracted debate around shadows, height and ar.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 17th, 2018

LA"s game changer: Wilshire Grand Center

At 1,100 feet, the 73-story Wilshire Grand Center is the tallest tower in Los Angeles and the nation’s tallest building west of Chicago. But its significance to the City of Angels is greater than its height. The billion-dollar project, developed by Ko.....»»

Category: realestateSource: bdcnetworkMay 23rd, 2018

New York City’s Iconic Skyline (1916 – Present)

Many of the classic skyscrapers that define New York City’s skyline have their design roots in a monumental 1916 zoning law, which established “setback” requirements for buildings above a certain height. In the hea.....»»

Category: blogSource: TheBigPictureJun 11th, 2018

Pol: Chop height of 900-foot tower proposed for Downtown Brooklyn

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams recommended reducing the size of a mixed-use project being proposed across the street from a massive transit hub. His advisory decision, released Friday,... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 19th, 2018

BANKS: Garment District has new lease on life

New York’s Garment District has long been both the physical and symbolic center of New York’s fashion and garment manufacturing industries. But the zoning laws enacted three decades ago coul.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyJul 11th, 2018

Maui broker marketing condos in Korea"s tallest building to Hawaii buyers

The 123-story tower is, at 1,819 feet, more than four times the height of Honolulu’s tallest building, First Hawaiian Center, and the fifth-tallest building in the world......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 23rd, 2018

Proposed NRP apartments, Stream Realty Broadway tower get zoning approval

A proposed apartment project in Southtown and mixed-use tower on Broadway Street near Pearl have taken a step toward reality......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 8th, 2018

Councilman hints at chopping height of proposed 986-foot Brooklyn tower

Councilman Stephen Levin wants a development team proposing a 986-foot tower across the street from the Atlantic Terminal transit hub to make it more of a bridge between high-density Downtown... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkAug 14th, 2018

First look: BU’s proposed ‘stack of books’ tower

Boston University has released more details on its proposed data sciences center at 645-665 Commonwealth Ave. on the school's Charles River campus. The 350,000-square-foot tower will reach 20 stories and 291 feet at its full height. If approved, the.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 1st, 2018

When it comes to supertalls, height is not the problem

A debate now simmers in New York City about supertall buildings and whether zoning changes are needed to either reduce heights or limit the empty floors, or voids, that some developers use to make... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkOct 4th, 2018

Should the Witch"s Hat tower limit the height of future Prospect Park developments?

A Tuesday meeting of the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission will broach the subject: how important it is to protect views of and from the Witch's Hat Water Tower from the increasingly vertical aspirations of developers......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 9th, 2018