Impact Review for High-Rise Buildings

by Leonard Ruchelman, Dir.; Inst. of Urban Studies and Public Administration, Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, Va.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Urban Planning and Development Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 1, Pg. 83-89

Document Type: Journal Paper


In anticipation of the growing trend toward a high-rise building development, it is necessary to develop new methodologies of fitting such structures into the social and physical environment. One basic strategy is to account for the variety of high-rise impacts. Impact review methods should range from qualitative assessments gaging the fit of a project with community values, to relatively objective evaluations based on the measurement of actual conditions, e.g., open space effects, air and water quality.

Subject Headings: High-rise buildings | Air quality | Water quality | Construction methods | Social factors | Quality control | Space construction | Space structures

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