Vancouver skyline, British Columbia, Canada

There are several modern buildings in the downtown area, including the Harbour Centre, the Vancouver Law Courts and surrounding plaza known as Robson Square (designed by Arthur Erickson) and the Vancouver Library Square (designed by Moshe Safdie and DA Architects), reminiscent of the Colosseum in Rome, and the recently completed Woodward’s building Redevelopment (designed by Henriquez Partners Architects). A prominent addition to the city’s landscape is the giant tent-frame Canada Place (designed by Zeidler Roberts Partnership Partnership,…

Chicago, Illinois skyline at night

The Loop is the central business district and downtown area of Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is one of the city’s 77 designated community areas. The Loop is home to Chicago’s commercial core, City Hall, and the seat of Cook County. In the late nineteenth century, cable car turnarounds and prominent elevated railway encircled the area, giving the Loop its name. The Loop is currently the second largest…

Boston, Massachusetts skyline

Boston, the capital of the U.S. state of Massachusetts and the largest city in New England, is home to 251 completed high-rises,31 of which stand taller than 400 feet (122 m). The majority of the city’s skyscrapers and high-rises are clustered in the Financial District and Back Bay neighborhoods. The tallest structure in Boston is the 60-story 200 Clarendon, better known to locals as the John Hancock Tower, which rises 790…