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What Goes Up, China Edition

Skyscrapers inspire. Sometimes they inspire shudders. I am an admirer of such neo-Babels, and you can’t find a better Schelling point for New York than the Empire State Building. Civilization’s highest erections symbolize something good about humanity. And yet, I wonder about the latest Chinese engineering effort, Sky City, to

The High Rise Before the Fall

Many Americans who have never driven in ol’ London town have driven over the London Bridge — in Arizona. I’m an outlier, here, in that I’ve been over many a London bridge, but not to Lake Havasu’s. But that doesn’t make me an expert on the Shard London Bridge, a

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