What's wrong with skyscrapers?


Nothing conveys the heights of human ambition quite like the skyscraper. But many urbanites look down on towering buildings of glass and steel, seeing them as the least desirable way to build a human-scale and liveable city -- Jane Jacobs and followers of her philosophy included. But author and Harvard professor Edward Glaeser says Jacobs and her ilk got it wrong. Skyscrapers are in fact ideal for cities, fantastic for greener community living and should be celebrated!

What do you think? Should our cities build more skyscrapers? Do you find high-rise living as liveable and as community-oriented as other urban housing options?

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