|Friday 23rd October 2009|
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
Carol Willis, Director, Skyscraper Museum, New York, presents at the CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference. The world’s future is clearly cities. As China especially is demonstrating at dazzling speed and scale, urbanization and modernization seem inevitably to result in high-rises. A historical perspective suggests that the evolution of a successful city moves towards higher uses and land values that produce high-rise buildings. This presentation explores how vertical density is an expression of a city’s affluence and the implication of that idea for the future of cities.
Run Time: 26:19