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Bank of America tower The 921-foot Bank of America Plaza is the tallest in the Dallas skyline (credit: Design Systems Group Inc.).

DALLAS—It’s a well-known fact that the United States is home to a skyscraper bonanza, but what is the full scale of the construction and when did it all start? While office high-rise construction took off in the 60s and peaked in the 80s, residential skyscrapers picked up steam post-2000 and are still going strong. Some 63 residential towers are currently being built.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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