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How will people get up and down easily?

Pretty much every new building is likely to have a combination of stairs and elevators. For the businesses that want foot traffic (shops/cafes etc) this is a great way to have additional shop window opportunities with people going up and … Continue reading

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Won’t the bottom floors be too dark?

Could actually be lighter with fewer high rises – putting gardens on the top of low buildings doesn’t block light. The foot bridges are not likely to make much difference. The buildings could still advertise what is in the shops/cafes … Continue reading

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Can you have big trees on a roof?

Well you don’t have to have massive ones…..but who knows there are some clever folks out there so there may be a few. Could be interesting to plant tall trees on the ground level that aim to be part of … Continue reading

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Surely bridges are expensive and unsafe in earthquakes?

Not if they are only for foot/bike traffic. On an engineering scale this is relatively easy to design for.

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Is it bad earthquake design having extra weight on top of a building?

In general yes, but they can actually build very tall buildings that survive earthquakes. New low buildings with gardens and people on top are nowhere near as difficult from an engineering point of view. Lots of the garden options can … Continue reading

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