Event Title

Meritopless

Location

CSU 253

Start Date

20-4-2015 2:10 PM

End Date

20-4-2015 3:10 PM

Student's Major

Art

Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Mentor's Name

James Johnson

Mentor's Email Address

james.johnson@mnsu.edu

Mentor's Department

College of Arts and Humanities

Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Description

Every day high rise buildings are shared in social media and written about in articles. Society in general lauds and trusts the proclaimed benefits of high rise architecture, and their efficiency in terms of land use, environmental impact, and reduction of urban sprawl appear self-evident. My work Meritopless explores the reality of the issues associated with high rise housing in the style of modern architecture. Issues such as higher risk of uncontrollable fire, poor maintenance or construction, environmental impact of the area built upon, prevalence of crime, and isolation from the surrounding community. Should high rise buildings be a goal of communities or the aim of an environmentally friendly urban future? Are the benefits of high rise housing a reality or a farce?

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Meritopless

CSU 253

Every day high rise buildings are shared in social media and written about in articles. Society in general lauds and trusts the proclaimed benefits of high rise architecture, and their efficiency in terms of land use, environmental impact, and reduction of urban sprawl appear self-evident. My work Meritopless explores the reality of the issues associated with high rise housing in the style of modern architecture. Issues such as higher risk of uncontrollable fire, poor maintenance or construction, environmental impact of the area built upon, prevalence of crime, and isolation from the surrounding community. Should high rise buildings be a goal of communities or the aim of an environmentally friendly urban future? Are the benefits of high rise housing a reality or a farce?

Recommended Citation

McCann, Luke. "Meritopless." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 20, 2015.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2015/oral_session_10/2