I've been reading some Urban Fantasy, and I've got a peeve now. Even in the most fantastical urban fantasy setting (The Skyscraper Throne trilogy by Tom Pollock for example), authors can't seem to do much with skyscrapers other than use them as background scenery and giant punching bags. In the aforementioned trilogy, there are so many fantastical urban beings- animated statues, train spirits, glass and electric lamplight people, even individual bricks seem to have personality- masonry men and women. Skyscrapers are mentioned, but again they don't get used as anything but backdrop or punching bag when something needs to get destroyed. If even a train or streetlight gets to have a personality and be an active player in the story, why not the skyscrapers too? If there's a war brewing between various factions of city spirits, you would think such conspicuous landmarks would want to choose up sides too, or perhaps make a show of NOT siding with anyone- "Okay guys, we Tower-folk don't care which of you has a problem with who, just leave us out of it!", although if the other creature's squabbling were to cause collateral damage, the skyscrapers might change their minds right quick-like.
Writers of Urban Fantasy, you seem to have a real creative block when it comes to skyscrapers, even when everything else in your city is alive and kicking. Do something more interesting than just trashing them!