The Consequences of Living in High-Rise Buildings

  title={The Consequences of Living in High-Rise Buildings},
  author={Robert Gifford},
  journal={Architectural Science Review},
  pages={17 - 2}
  • R. Gifford
  • Published 1 March 2007
  • Psychology
  • Architectural Science Review
Abstract A full account of architectural science must include empirical findings about the social and psychological influences that buildings have on their occupants. Tall residential buildings can have a myriad of such effects. This review summarizes the results of research on the influences of high-rise buildings on residents' experiences of the building, satisfaction, preferences, social behavior, crime and fear of crime, children, mental health and suicide. Most conclusions are tempered by… 
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