Analyses | Environment and energy | 2019-07-01 | Sing Tao

Should glass remain the top choice for today’s skyscrapers?



Glistening glass skyscrapers abound in prosperous cities around the globe. However, after taking environmental performance into consideration, the construction industry is starting to have second thoughts about whether cities of glass is the way to go. An architect who has designed many famous glass skyscrapers even describes glass as a symbol of energy-guzzling buildings. Should future skyscrapers in Hong Kong say goodbye to glass curtain walls?

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