In a recent TED talk someone slammed glass skyscrapers for making parts of our cities cold and uninviting, so now architects are making them with more curves.
Sky scrapers need a steady base to stand, and take a long time to build. They are a modern wonder.They need a strong structure to stand tall.
Slick, glassy skyscrapers cast their shadows over the streets and spaces of cities all over the world. But the high-rises of the future are departing from tradition.
Glass exteriors trap the sun's rays during summer and haemorrhage heat throughout the winter, requiring year-round air conditioning and climate control.
No form of architecture more perfectly epitomizes the 20th century than the glass tower, and not only the most practical response to densely-populated cities, but the most coveted symbol of progress.Flat glass panels, which are easily replaced and seemingly ageless, are arguitively less expensive than alternative materials.