In Milan for more than many centuries there was an agreement that none structure should be higher that the Duomo at 108.5 meters.
when the first skyscrapers were built between the 30's and the 50's all respect that agreement.
the Torre Branca is high 108.0 meters, the Torre Velasca 106 meters ...
the first tower higher than the Duomo was built in the 1961 and was the Grattacielo Pirelli: 127 meters.
then other structure higher than the Duomo were built:
4 comunication towers (185, 160, 130 and 120 meters), the Torre Breda, 117 meters, the Galfa Tower (109 meters)...
now are approved other 8 skyscrapers higher than the Duomo (from 109 to 210 meters).
apart all that in the whole surface of Milan municipality there is a law (not an agreement) that points to 36 meters the height of the condos.
all the buildings higher than 36 meters needs a special permission.
today there are more or less around 600 buildings that had that special permission.
in other cities as Roma, Firenze and Venezia there are law about that, to respect the large city centre built in the past centuries.
the few skyscrapers of Roma are in the suburbs or really far away from the city centre.
Bali Island Bans Skyscrapers in on The Island Due to Preserving Culture and Heritage. they say nothing can be as high as a Coconut Tree. Good to have a Cultural Identity but the Largest Statue is gonna be build there
Cayman Islands too! nothing can be taller than 5 floors
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