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Not that simple

Now-a-days multi-storied buildings are built, keeping in mind that tall buildings will help to optimise the use of available land. But over a period of time we will only see tall concrete structures in the place of green trees. We will not get fresh natural air to breathe. When there is no other alternative, this is an option, but even then, we have to ensure tall green trees everywhere inside each and every apartment compounds.

Shriram P Iyer

Class IX, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bowenpally

In urban areas, it is almost impossible for people to find a house for rent, even for those willing to pay a huge amount for it. High rise buildings are a cool idea. A lot of families living in a single apartment would reduce the land usage. But it’s not that simple.

For people living in apartments, escaping earthquakes is a big problem because the probability of them getting struck within is very high. But this can be prevented by constructing deep and strong foundations. High rise buildings are the best places to stay during floods.

PL.Sriram,

Class XI, Cheran Matriculation HSS, Karur

Mostly a good idea

I agree that it would be a real bore to climb up a huge flight of stairs, especially if you have had a long day, but it is a minor inconvenience when compared to the benefits.

Just think of all the land that can be saved if we live in high-rise buildings. Land is a scarce commodity these days and we would do well to preserve it.

Goutham Krishna P,

Class IX, Dr GR Public School

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High-rise buildings in the cities can tackle not only housing but also help the people maintain better sanitation as they live in a community.

These will result in lower rents and better security.

Bommana Harish

Class VIII, Sainik school, Korukonda, Vizianagaram


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