In recent years with fast economic growth, many skyscrapers have appeared in big cities of China. People’s attitude towards the skyscrapers varies widely.
Some think of them as a sign of economic progress and a miracle of modern architecture. They also believe that building skyscrapers helps to solve the problem of the growing scarcity of land in the city, for they can obtain the maximum space per square meter of ground and meanwhile offer to the tenants offices and apartments that please them. Yet others, speak of the problems skyscrapers have brought. They complain that the monstrous edifices interfere with television reception, blot out the sun and create many dark sunless streets. Besides, excessively large masses of human beings working in a single gigantic building overburden public transportation. Lighting, heating, and air conditioning strain energy supplies, to the extent that skyscrapers become lavish consumers, and wasters, of electric power. Worst of all, their reflective glasses coated with silver or gold mirror films raise the temperature of the surrounding air.
With these problems and the effect the skyscrapers has exerted on the environment, more and more people have begun to wonder whether skyscrapers are necessary or desirable.