Past and Present
Urban architecture has included high
rise buildings as far back as the
Tower of Babel.

Tower
of
Babel
“Its top in the sky” is the phrase used
to describe the tower and was an
idiom for impressive height.

Its top
in the
sky
Another account mentions that the
Tower reached a height of 695 feet,
which was taller than any structure
built in history...
Until the Eiffel Tower in 1889,
which is 1,063 feet in height.

Eiffel
tower
In classical architecture, the landmark was
an object set apart by its height, mass and
silhouette.
High rise buildings often served as
accents to highlight the city center or
to serve as dominant urban
structures.

Accent...
They created a new visual identity
and shaped the skylines of the city.

Visual
Identity
When a contractor or developer creates
tall buildings in cities with centuries’
worth of history, it may be a challenge
But the past, present, and future should be
able to live alongside each other in harmony.
Architecture can successfully blend into a
location when it is sensitive to the
surroundings and the background of the
pro...
The imperative is to consider the
• impact on the surrounding city
• improved space utilization
• environmental strategies
New high rise construction makes
use of the latest technological
advances.

Tech
Advances
The advances are also a part of the
renewal of unattractive industrial
areas for updated purposes.

Renewal
Old industrial areas whose purpose
has become lost become a potential
place to develop high rise
construction.

Potential
After approximately 60 years of a single
family house in the suburbs being the
preferred living arrangement, numerous
fact...
Homeowners often see the advantages of
urban living, which cuts out many suburban
expenses…
• high maintenance
• taxes
• i...
People are thinking long and hard about
living in the smaller and yet efficient
atmosphere of an urban condo in a
beautifu...
They like the thought of living in an area
that is pedestrian friendly and offers mass
transit instead of having to bear t...
Added to the above are the social assets of
having areas and activities in the buildings
that bring residents together to ...
Many upscale high rise buildings include
• fitness centers
• pools
• rooftop gardens
• party and meeting rooms
• concierge...
Some studies predict that by 2050 the
population will have reached nine billion
and that six to seven billion will be livi...
There will be a need to continue increasing
urban density, and well-built and welldesigned high rise condo buildings are
c...
Are you thinking about changing your lifestyle
to one of urban living?
We Know Urban specializes in high rise
condo and loft sales and rentals in Phoenix,
Tempe and Scottsdale, and we can help ...
Give us a call at
(480) 510-8755 or
visit our website at
http://www.weknowurban.com
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Urban Architecture - Past and Present

  1. 1. Past and Present
  2. 2. Urban architecture has included high rise buildings as far back as the Tower of Babel. Tower of Babel
  3. 3. “Its top in the sky” is the phrase used to describe the tower and was an idiom for impressive height. Its top in the sky
  4. 4. Another account mentions that the Tower reached a height of 695 feet, which was taller than any structure built in history 695 Feet
  5. 5. Until the Eiffel Tower in 1889, which is 1,063 feet in height. Eiffel tower
  6. 6. In classical architecture, the landmark was an object set apart by its height, mass and silhouette.
  7. 7. High rise buildings often served as accents to highlight the city center or to serve as dominant urban structures. Accents
  8. 8. They created a new visual identity and shaped the skylines of the city. Visual Identity
  9. 9. When a contractor or developer creates tall buildings in cities with centuries’ worth of history, it may be a challenge
  10. 10. But the past, present, and future should be able to live alongside each other in harmony.
  11. 11. Architecture can successfully blend into a location when it is sensitive to the surroundings and the background of the property.
  12. 12. The imperative is to consider the • impact on the surrounding city • improved space utilization • environmental strategies
  13. 13. New high rise construction makes use of the latest technological advances. Tech Advances
  14. 14. The advances are also a part of the renewal of unattractive industrial areas for updated purposes. Renewal
  15. 15. Old industrial areas whose purpose has become lost become a potential place to develop high rise construction. Potential
  16. 16. After approximately 60 years of a single family house in the suburbs being the preferred living arrangement, numerous factors have made those arrangements not as livable. Single Family house
  17. 17. Homeowners often see the advantages of urban living, which cuts out many suburban expenses… • high maintenance • taxes • insurance • vehicle and gasoline costs
  18. 18. People are thinking long and hard about living in the smaller and yet efficient atmosphere of an urban condo in a beautiful high rise building. Urban condo
  19. 19. They like the thought of living in an area that is pedestrian friendly and offers mass transit instead of having to bear the high costs of a motor vehicle. Mass Transit
  20. 20. Added to the above are the social assets of having areas and activities in the buildings that bring residents together to easily make new friends and to enjoy a variety of events and hobbies that make for happier living.
  21. 21. Many upscale high rise buildings include • fitness centers • pools • rooftop gardens • party and meeting rooms • concierge service
  22. 22. Some studies predict that by 2050 the population will have reached nine billion and that six to seven billion will be living in cities. City population
  23. 23. There will be a need to continue increasing urban density, and well-built and welldesigned high rise condo buildings are central to achieving that. High rise condo buildings
  24. 24. Are you thinking about changing your lifestyle to one of urban living?
  25. 25. We Know Urban specializes in high rise condo and loft sales and rentals in Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale, and we can help you find the perfect condo for your new life.
  26. 26. Give us a call at (480) 510-8755 or visit our website at http://www.weknowurban.com

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