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Harvard Design Magazine 26 – New Skyscrapers in Megacities on a Warming Globe

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Harvard Design Magazine probes beyond the reaches of the established design disciplines to enrich and challenge current discourse.

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Harvard Design Magazine 26 – New Skyscrapers in Megacities on a Warming Globe (Spring/Summer 2007)

Contrary to expectations after 9/11, both extraordinary and ordinary skyscrapers have been constructed at a high rate in the last six years. This building has been in response to both the desire for architecture to be dramatic branding and marketing of cities and corporations and the rapid urbanization of developing countries. Amid all the glamour and frenzy of this production, there has hardly been time to consider what this feature section tries to address: how good is all this new work architecturally, socially, and environmentally?

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