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"This exhibition and book come at a crucial moment in the development of our cities...not because
such approaches are the ultimate expression of the Modernist project or of a particular aesthetic,
but because they can help to solve the problem of the growth of our cities"
Sir Norman Foster
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* ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS *
* SUMMER EXHIBITION 2003 *
* SKY HIGH: VERTICAL ARCHITECTURE *
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* RAA Summer Exhibition 2003 *
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"Significantly, where skyscrapers once consumed enormous amounts of the fossil fuels that produce greenhouse gases, they are now increasingly designed to minimize energy consumption and will in future also generate a growing share of their own power from renewable sources. Many architects and urbanists now regard tall buildings not so much as forms created in opposition to nature, as they were once perceived, but as essential elements in a sustainable or ecologically friendly strategy for urban design. In particular, they are seen as an important part of the solution to out-of-control urban growth in both the developed and developing world, where the combination of vast megacities and a chronic shortage of open land is critical."

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