high-rise buildings in big cities
modernization and urbaniza tion bring both benefits and problems . in order to solve the problem of housing , high- rise building s have been and a re being put up in ever gr eat er numbers in mor e and more big cities .
high- rise building s have their advantages and disadvantages , of course . in urban areas wher e land is expensive , they take up less space . some people say that high- rise buildings can give a city striking beauty . some buildings are apa rt - ments , which can hou se hundreds of families under one roof . on the othe r hand , high-rise buildings may be dange rous . what if there is a fir e or an ear thquake ? what if power and water ar e in s hor t s upply ? in addition , high- rise buildings/ blocks may not be s uitable for childr en and old people .
to conclude , it goes without saying that high- rise building s a re necessa ry , but their number should be limit ed . at the same time, effective measures must be taken to solve such problems as the supply of water and power .