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How do skyscrapers affect the environment?

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March 01, 2014 1:48AM

They affect the environment lots of ways, for example, building a skyscraper where you can plant a tree can definently affect the environment or a controlled demolitions can cause debris and dust take away some fresh air.

If we build up rather than out, thereby increasing the population density of an area, some of the effects are:

(1) Land is available for use other than housing the people who live or work in the skyscraper and for businesses that are quartered there.

(2) Some services, such as water supply, waste disposal, food delivery, retail goods, and repair services, are more efficiently provided.

(3) Mass transit--if that goal is sought--is feasible, as it is not in rural, sparsely populated areas.

(4) Health facilities and educational services can be more advanced, more varied, and more accessible than they are in rural areas.