Skyscrapers are saviors in our urban state of affairs.

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Skyscrapers are saviors in our urban state of affairs. When you compare our population in our cities to the amount of land we have, the only way to provide better living conditions is by building higher. We have stretched our urban resources and globalization will only mean bursting the balloon.

Our cities have grown without any planning and now we are facing the consequences .You can’t close the eyes to the development. You will have to create the infrastructure. People living in a city will use the infrastructure in any way. So you would be better off establishing organized infrastructure. We should have a broader vision and provide solutions appropriate for the future of the city.

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Hafeez Contractor Hafeez Contractor commenced his career in 1968 with T. Khareghat as an Apprentice Architect and in 1977 he became the associate partner in the same firm. Between 1977 and 1980 Hafeez has been a visiting faculty at the Academy of Architecture, Mumbai. He is a member of the Bombay Heritage Committee and New Delhi Lutyens Bungalow Zone Review Committee.He has a Graduate Diploma in architecture from Mumbai and has a masters in Urban design from Columbia University, New York. His practice had modest beginnings in 1982 with a staff of two. Today the firm has over 350 employees including senior associates, architects, interior designers, draftsmen, civil engineering team and architectural support staff. The firm has conceptualized ,designed and executed a wide range of architectural projects like bungalows; residential developments; hospitals; hotels; corporate offices; banking and financial institutions; commercial complexes; shopping malls; educational institutions; recreational and sports facilities; townships; airports; railway stations, urban planning and civic redevelopment projects.