In an Age of Climate Change Should we build Skyscrapers?

San Francisco: Center / Periphery

Tall buildings are a phenomenon of capitalism created to concentrate capital at the city center. They set up the clear center/periphery of capitalist cities with the tallest of buildings being in the central ‘Financial District’ and smaller buildings on the periphery of the city. They follow the laws of speculative development built to create wealth. Functional use is an afterthought…