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Vanity height. How tall «vertical cities» can get?

12:3013:15
Beijing Studio
12:3013:15
Beijing Studio

Pursuing the title of the world’s tallest building, architects continue to overcome physical limitations and build skyscrapers soaring up to 1000 meters into the sky. If such height used to be reserved only for business centers, now 100+ tall buildings are increasingly versatile, creating “vertical cities” for residents to live, work and rest in the same skyscraper.

● What problems do skyscrapers solve in modern megacities?

● What infrastructure is needed to provide essential services in skyscrapers?

● What are the positive and negative socio-spatial consequences of creating a “vertical city” in a modern megacity?