Originally Posted by Zapatan
But 300 meter skyscrapers still exist/are proposed in several US cities, so it's obviously possible to still build tall. Height limits need to be abolished as they are not good for development, when cities grow, we want them to grop up not out.
Um, yes, but those require special approvals. Anybody can propose a mile high skyscraper anywhere, but by-right development is controlled to be some height in basically every city. Special approvals take time/money/etc. Amazon could propose a taller building here, but they've probably concluded that it's not something that they want or need - OR - they've concluded that it would be unlikely to pass muster with the various folks needing to approve it (including citizens of the city at large), so they're not going to try.
I agree with increasing height limits, but simply abolishing them is unlikely to happen any time soon in the vast majority of cities.