Yeah I don't agree with the attitude pointed out in the article. Also, we must realize that some of these skyscrapers being built in China are out of pride, and part of the 5 year economic plan(s). In some of the less well known cities, they sit empty with high vacancy rates.
But there has been a massive pickup when it comes to the skyscraper game in the U.S.. The recession hit us hard, and many cities witnessed a dramatic decrease in construction, but it started to pick in in 2012. Right now, many of our coastal and inland cities are developing them in numbers. SF, NYC, Boston, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Seattle, and so on.
Originally Posted by MolsonExport
yeah, somebody better tell NYC to stop all those supertalls.
We will build more! Taller, and on top of existing structures!