Author: Kevin Brass
Kevin Brass regularly writes about property and development for the International New York Times. His features and analysis on business trends, architecture and design have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and The National, the Abu Dhabi-based daily newspaper. A frequent speaker and commentator at international property events, he also served as Public Affairs manager for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the non-profit association for designers and builders of tall buildings.
Articles by Kevin Brass
- San Diego Wrestles with Densification
Published on May 04, 2015 in Planning & Design
A six-year-old attempt to build a $650 million high-density, mixed-use development in northern San Diego continues to stir debate about the role of new urbanism in a city known for suburban sprawl.
- Rising Towers Escalate Need for Faster Lifts
Published on December 01, 2014 in Planning & Design
When Shanghai Tower opens as China’s tallest building next year, the 2,073-foot (632 m) tower will feature elevators capable of traveling 40.3 miles (64.8 km) per hour. But how fast can modern elevators go without sacrificing comfort?
- A Hong Kong Developer’s Vision for Miami
Published on September 08, 2014 in Development
Built on land acquired during the Great Recession, Swire's Brickell City Centre could transform downtown Miami.
- Transit Planners Look to the Sky with Cable Cars, Gondolas
Published on March 19, 2014 in Infrastructure
In a mountainous suburb of La Paz, Bolivia, crews are finishing the first leg of a network of gondolas, which may be the largest mass transit cable-car system in the world.
- “London Eye” Leads New Wave of Big Wheels Across the Globe
Published on January 16, 2014 in Planning & Design
One hundred twenty years after George Ferris’s invention first wowed crowds at the Chicago World’s Fair, the Ferris wheel has reappeared as part of several new projects.