San Francisco Chronicle — "9/11 was supposed to end the age of skyscrapers. Instead, there are more now than ever"

'One foe of contemporary urbanism, James Howard Kunstler, author of the book “Geography of Nowhere,” went so far as to co-write a broadside that proclaimed, “The age of skyscrapers is at an end.” A Chicago developer told Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin that American cities shouldn’t allow new skyscrapers that could “be viewed as a magnet for future terrorism.”

Since then, a dozen towers have gone up in Chicago that top 700 feet, a height taller than all but four of the peaks on San Francisco’s skyline.'

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