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Are skyscrapers the future of global cities? (part 2)

Dubai has just inaugurated the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower. Is the 828-metre high skyscraper the latest architectural folly of a bankrupt state, or are mega-towers the future of global cities? Find the answers to these questions, and more, watching the FRANCE 24 Debate with Mark Owen.

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GUESTS :  
Nasrine SERAJI
Architect
Director of the architecture school of Paris Malaquais
 
Dominique ALBA
Chief Operating Officer, The Pavillon de l’Arsenal
 
Françoise-Hélène JOURDA
Architect, urbanist, sustainable development specialist
 
Satellite from Chicago, USA
Jan KLERKS
Research and Communication Manager, CTBUH (The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat)
 
THE FRANCE 24 DEBATE
Hosted by Mark OWEN,
Prepared by Claire BROWN, Yi SONG and Bilal TARABEY
 
Watch part 1 here.
 

 

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