Software, Skyscrapers and Goodbye to Stumpy Towers in L.A.

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The city of Los Angeles has just cast out an old rule that mandated that skyscrapers have helipads on their roofs. The result: very few rooftop rescues and a skyline of “flat topped” stumpy towers.

Does ending that rule means the shackles are off for developers and designers wanting L.A. to join other world cities in the race to build the shapeliest skyscrapers? Scott Johnson talks about how software is revolutionizing skyscrapers, and what we might see in the future in LA.