The New York City Council's decision this week to table an ambitious rezoning effort for a wide swath of Manhattan raises questions about the role of skyscrapers in the future of the city.
The deadly storm raging through southern Asia is a stark reminder of nature's ability to dramatically change the landscape. Typhoons with 190 mph winds can alter geography and turn a waterfront home into driftwood with remarkable ease.
The appearance of two mysterious barges on opposite coasts has sparked a flurry of rumors and speculation, primarily centered on their possible connection to Google. According to one widely-reported account, the barges are the first examples of floating data centers.
The elusive graffiti artist named Banksy is wreaking havoc in New York. To Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a large chunk of the real estate industry, Banksy is a property-destroying menace.
Five years after Wall Street firms led the global economy to the edge of the fiscal cliff, some of the biggest players are finally facing punishment. Blue chip banker JPMorgan is reportedly ready to pay $13 billion to settle civil cases brought by the government.
As fans of the series "Homeland" already know, the tense CIA thriller took a surreal turn this week, when Marine/Terrorist/Ex-Congressman Nicholas Brody suddenly appears in a bleak, urban landscape in the middle of Caracas, Venezuela.
In the TV series "Breaking Bad," the nefarious chemistry-teacher-turned-crystal-meth-kingpin Walter White buys a car wash to launder his money.
Industry pundits and economists are storming the media to pontificate about the ramifications of the U.S. government shutdown, sharing their opinions on the fate of everything from health care to the football schedule.
In many cities around the world, off plan sales have gone the way of the dinosaurs, a faded reminder of a different age. Developers may yearn for the good ol' days, when buyers would wire funds to purchase apartments in unbuilt projects without visiting the country.
Like a drunken sailor who can't stop telling tall tales, Dubai is once again making grand announcements about mega-projects that will astound the world. Close your eyes and it's like 2006 all over again.
When a Spanish paper reported that the designers of Europe's tallest residential tower left out elevators, the story quickly spread across global news organizations. From CBS to Yahoo, it was the perfect outrageous tale.
As skyscrapers sprout like weeds in cities throughout China, an anti-tall building movement is gaining momentum. In a rare display of public dissent, newspaper editorials in Chinese papers are openly criticizing political leaders for approving towers.
An article in the New Republic is refocusing attention on one of the dirty little secrets of the mania to build tall buildings. The Bank of America Tower in New York building, once touted as New York's greenest building, is "actually its biggest energy hog,"
The legal woes of Picasso-loving billionaire Steven Cohen and his hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors could send ripple effects through the hallowed halls of the Northeast's toniest real estate markets.
David and Jackie Siegel are back in the news. And the stars of "The Queen of Versailles" want to assure media and fans that they are doing just fine, post-crisis. Work has even restarted on their version of Versailles.
If designing urban spaces was a spinoff of "Game of Thrones," the Rem Koolhaas-Bjarke Ingels confrontation in Miami Beach would be a wonderful storyline. The city chose a development team led by the legendary Koolhaas to redevelop its 52-acre convention center district.
Many obvious factors are driving the resurgence of the U.S. home market, including low interest rates, rock bottom prices and an improving economy. However, a closer look at the data reveals an unprecedented phenomenon boosting sales in markets around the country.
In a display remarkable on many levels, estate agents in Hong Kong organized street demonstrations Sunday to again protest government efforts to slow the property market. They have good reason to be upset. Property transactions have dropped to a two-decade low.
The battle of the superstar architects in Miami Beach is shaping up as something of a draw. Both architects--as well as good design--are losing to the bureaucrats, who are moving to put their own boring stamp on the project.
Jonathan Miller, who conducted the study of Manhattan real estate activity released today, draws this conclusion about the state of the market: "I don't think it is sustainable," Mr. Miller told WPC.