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In brief... Economics of skyscrapers
Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Jason Barr
November 2020
Paper No' CEPCP589:
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CentrePiece 25 (3) Autumn 2020


Tags: density; economics; history; skyscraper; urban; cities

Many tall buildings appear to be out of scale given contemporary perceptions. But according to Gabriel Ahlfeldt and Jason Barr, the vast majority have a solid economic case for their construction.

This article summarises ‘The Economics of Skyscrapers: A Synthesis’ by Gabriel Ahlfeldt and Jason Barr, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1704