Gritty City

Gritty City

It seems to me there is strong correlation between space and personal relationships in vertical life. At 30 stories, you and your neighbor are far less likely to be friends than if you lived in houses. I’ve never lived in such close proximity to so many people (there are 400 units in a 50 story condominium) and yet knew fewer people. I asked a nice guy in the building if he thought I was right. He agreed, but said there are some good reasons for it. Point 1. Houses are apart, sometimes 15 feet or sometimes a football field between whereas we share walls where we live.

Gritty City

It seems to me there is strong correlation between space and personal relationships in vertical life. At 30 stories, you and your neighbor are far less likely to be friends than if you lived in houses. I’ve never lived in such close proximity to so many people (there are 400 units in a 50 story condominium) and yet knew fewer people. I asked a nice guy in the building if he thought I was right. He agreed, but said there are some good reasons for it. Point 1. Houses are apart, sometimes 15 feet or sometimes a football field between whereas we share walls where we live.

Author: N2OO2

Journalist and journalism professor.

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