Prince Charles On The Future Of Tall Buildings

A speech on the future of skyscrapers given by His Royal Highness, Charles, the Prince of Wales on December 11, 2001.
December 13, 2001, 8am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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The events of September 11 opened up a serious debate about the future of tall buildings. Two items first published on PLANetizen questioned the very survival of the tall utilitarian skyscraper as a building typology: "The End of Tall Buildings", followed by "The Future of Cities: The Absurdity of Modernism". Now Charles, the Prince of Wales, expresses his own very strong opinions on the matter, throwing his considerable weight behind those who call for a re-examination of the skyscraper. While not referring directly to the previous articles, the Prince of Wales clearly sides with the New Urbanist opinions of what constitutes healthy urban form.

Thanks to Nikos Salingaros

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Published on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 in The Prince Of Wales
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