Gold Rush

Hinshaw, Mark
February 2007
Planning;Feb2007, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p20
Trade Publication
The article discusses the practice of most developers in their search for more money. Developers used to concentrate in the ground, prospecting for valuable elements but today, they give attention to the air because of the high-rising buildings which are made up of 20, 30 or even 50 stories into the sky. These pencil towers are more slender unlike the husky office buildings in the 80's and 90's. These towers are part of the high-rise boom in different counties particularly that of Pennsylvania. Such boom was not affected by the fall of the housing market. A perfect example of such trend is in Vancouver, British Columbia where several glassy towers are being built anywhere.


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