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What Will The Skyscrapers Of Tomorrow Look Like?

As skyscrapers around the world are built taller and taller, architects and urban designers are thinking about how to build them better and differently.

For instance, in Manhattan, residents are complaining about the slender luxury towers built near Central Park, some of which cast shadows across the green space and surrounding areas.

What do architects believe an ideal future skyscraper looks like? Here & Now’s Robin Young is joined by Russell Gilchrist, architect and tall buildings practice area leader at Gensler.

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The Shanghai Tower is pictured under construction on July 30, 2013. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Shanghai Tower is pictured under construction on July 30, 2013. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
A skyscraper rises above the surrounding buildings on West 57th Street in New York City. (Robin Young)
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A skyscraper rises above the surrounding buildings on West 57th Street in New York City. (Robin Young)
In New York City, slender, tall buildings stand on either side of West 57th Street. (Robin Young)
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In New York City, slender, tall buildings stand on either side of West 57th Street. (Robin Young)
A view down West 57th Street towards the Hudson River is framed by rising New York City buildings.  (Robin Young)
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A view down West 57th Street towards the Hudson River is framed by rising New York City buildings. (Robin Young)