Re: proposal for megatowers for London...
I saw an interesting alternative vision of the use of towers in London
at an exhibition called 'Greenhouse Britain' recently, an exhibition by
two American artists Newton Harrison and Helen Mayer Harrison. They are
thinking differently about housing solutions to climate change and
propose towers shaped as an arc on the ground rising to a point,
housing 15,000 people each and also having community gardens and food
growing space on suspended floors. The biggest difference is that they
propose that the entire ground space around and between the towers
should be forested! They do not go into any details of how the
transport might work but there are no roads visible at ground level in
The exhibition can be viewed online at
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Christopher Miller
> Just came across an ambitious proposal reported on in the Gizmag
> ( http://www.gizmag.co.uk ) and picked up from Populararchitecturebe
> ( http://popularchitecture.com/supertower/ ), for 1.5 km tall towers
> to bring huge numbers of residents into London. The assumption is
> clearly that no surface space could be converted from channeling or
> storing private automobiles to residential purposes (or that
> "existing housing stock that is at the end of its lifecycle" could
> redeveloped at somewhat higher density...
> Pictures available via the Gizmag page.