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HELP! Social, Economic, Political, Enviomental effects of skyscrapers?

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Hi all, just doing an essay on skyscrapers and was wondering what do yous think Social, Economic, Political, Enviomental effects of skyscrapers are? Any feedbak would be much apreciated

PS, hope this in the right section, if not could someone please let me know

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I'm not an expert on this one but there are some political aspects of skyscrapers and skylines in general. For example in San Francisco. Alot of San Franciscans objected in the skyscraper boom back in the 1950s-60s since they think that skyscrapers ruin the city's charm.
 

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Social - increases interaction between people
Economic - corporations have offices in these buildings, ie. centralization or decentralization of functions
Political - planning scrutiny and building regulations
Environmental - how to power these buildings and deal with waste management
 

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I would pull out the architectural history books for the first half of the 20th century and study the ideas of Le Corbusier and Wright regarding skyscrapers and their place in the built environment. I'd also look at the designs of Sant'Elia.

Hope that helps.
 
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