Tall buildings can
deflect high-level wind down towards the ground, producing unpleasant
and sometimes dangerous winds
in adjoining pedestrian areas.
Architects, planners and developers must aim, but often fail, to provide
safe and comfortable conditions in open-air pedestrian areas; they should,
therefore, incorporate in their plans the wind flows around buildings
and how to control it by good design.
The following series is a work in progress and makes an effort to show
that, too often, the end users of the public domain are not taken into
account when it comes to the design of buildings.