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GLASS GIANTS: How cities are forcing skyscrapers to evolve

Thursday 8 Dec 16 11:00am

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By DAVID NICHOLSON-COLE | Slick, glassy skyscrapers cast their shadows over the streets and spaces of cities all over the world.

These behemoths are notoriously inefficient: glass exteriors trap the sunís rays during summer and haemorrhage heat throughout the winter, requiring year-round air conditioning and climate control.

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