Skyplane: What Effect Do Towers Have on Urbanism, Sustainability, the Workplace and Historic City Centres

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University of NSW Press, 2009 - Airplanes - 192 pages
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In Skyplane, some of architecture's leading thinkers and practitioners examine both the global phenomenon of the tall building and its adaptation to the Asian-Pacific context, addressing the following questions: What effect do towers have on our culture and urbanism, environmental sustainability, building economics, the workplace and historic city centres? Can such giants be humane and made more formally engaging? Can architectural influence go beyond the fašade or cope with self-aggrandisement and rampant symbolism?

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