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Old September 12th, 2012, 11:30 AM   #1
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High-rise prisons

As with the former plan of turning Ponte City in Johannesburg South Africa into a high-rise prison, I can't imagine how the building will look like and this is going to be planned.

Nevertheless high-rise prison do exist such as this one in Chicago,

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What do you think of this idea. And are you favor of such especially if it's located in the downtown?
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Old September 12th, 2012, 01:41 PM   #2
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well i do not mind, as long they furfill all the necessary safety standards a prison has to furfill.
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Old September 12th, 2012, 01:59 PM   #3
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I can only think of the fictional prison from Game of Thrones, where prisoners are given the option of jumping to their deaths. This would of course offer a huge political/social debate in the real world.

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Old September 12th, 2012, 03:35 PM   #4
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Azkaban prison, Harry Potter, UK
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Old September 13th, 2012, 02:16 AM   #5
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As someone studying Urban Planning I don't think high rise prisons in a downtown area are a good idea. In that a lot of things can happen in them such as prisoners setting fires and rotting and the tight and narrow spaces of one of these would be very dangerous.
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Old September 14th, 2012, 12:20 AM   #6
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands:

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Old September 14th, 2012, 11:00 AM   #7
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Finally we're seeing something
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Old September 15th, 2012, 07:15 PM   #8
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I was going to post the one in Amsterdam, but josham beat me to it!

I must say that as a visitor, I found it to be a real eyesore.
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Old September 15th, 2012, 08:28 PM   #9
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Better pic of the Amsterdam one:


http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/1623/bb4ka.jpg



Well there aren't many that's for sure. The one in LA has 6 or 7 floors.


And this one is in NYC:


http://a57.foxnews.com/www.foxnews.c...111309_mcc.jpg
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Old September 16th, 2012, 04:33 AM   #10
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Would LA's Twin Towers Correctional Facility count as a highrise?
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Old September 16th, 2012, 05:04 AM   #11
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I'm kinda sure that a highrise is at least 100m, but correct me if I'm wrong
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Old September 16th, 2012, 06:08 AM   #12
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Old September 17th, 2012, 11:25 AM   #13
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Quote:
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I must say that as a visitor, I found it to be a real eyesore.
And it is. I wouldn't want too spend too much money on aestetics though.

When did you visit Amsterdam?
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Old September 17th, 2012, 12:33 PM   #14
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Santa Clara County Jail (San Jose, CA):

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Old September 17th, 2012, 11:47 PM   #15
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It is a very good idea to make a highrise prison. No bars are needed on the windows, because nobody can come up with enough cloth to make a sufficiently long rope to climb down. Besides, everybody deserves a nice view, no matter what his crimes
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And if they're sick of their prison life, they can jump! Win win situation.
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Old September 18th, 2012, 12:36 AM   #18
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The Central Jail in San Diego, CA.

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And this high-rise detention facilities are located in the heart of downtown.
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Old September 18th, 2012, 11:47 AM   #20
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The Los Angeles Federal Metropolitan Detention Center is located on the edge of downtown in the Civic Center just 2 blocks away from City Hall.

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