Where have all the towers gone?

Every time conservation-ists moan about the loss of a little bit of skyline, we should celebrate new buildings housing more people

I regularly argue in favour of tall buildings. Many highly qualified professionals are very quick to tell me that you can have equal density at lower heights, but it is always predicated on the same false logic. That logic goes like this: if you have to have one home per a given square metre of land, then you can have the same density of housing at lower heights.

However, this misses the crucially ...