The Skyscraper Debate
Pathak looks at the plusses and minuses of adding skyscrapers to Mumbai's skyline:
"There are some obvious answers to this question like smaller building foot print, high density, augmented use of the urban resources and a possibility of use of height for producing alternative energy like wind, solar etc (though the idea is at an experimental stage). The arguments against tall structures are that they are known to be energy hoggers.High energy requirement for mechanical ventilation and conveyance required by tall structures seem difficult to meet when Indian cities are prone to power outages."
Thanks to Sathya Priya