I am not a fan of supertall towers. They are bland looking, and they add little to a skyline. Therefore I was glad to see this week that they are being exposed for being problematic. First up was this piece in the New York Times on how one of them has been having lots of problems: The Downside to Life in a Supertall Tower: Leaks, Creaks, Breaks. Then there was a more general critique of them here: Why Pencil Towers are Problematic.
It seems to me that there are some problems with the buildings that not even super-engineering can fix. Perhaps this means that this is the beginning of the end of supertall buildings. I can hope.
(Image link to NYtimes.com)