At first glance, this might seem easy to avoid — I mean, they’re skyscrapers, it’s not like they’re going to chase you or anything — and, while it’s easy to not go into one under normal circumstances, if you’re in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, you might think a skyscraper is just as good as any place else to take sanctuary in, but…you’d be wrong.
Assuming you can even get into one if zombies were chasing you (You never know if the doors might be locked), a skyscraper is among the worst places you can possibly use for shelter in a zombie apocalypse.
Why? Well, the answer is simple: They’re deathtraps. Think about it: If the dead (Especially if it’s a lot of them) follow you inside, you got nowhere to go…but up.
You can see where I’m going, right? Over time, as the dead flood the lower floors, your chances of getting out alive plummet (No pun intended).
Now, sure, you could use an elevator or the stairs, but, how do you know that a bunch of zombies won’t be waiting for you in the stairwell? Or, on the floor when the elevator opens? Or, inside the elevator?!
Also, don’t get me started on revolving doors…
How to avoid them?
This is a bit tougher than you might think, because, if you’re considering seeking shelter in a skyscraper in the first place, it’s probably because you have at least a few zombies (literally) nipping at your heels.
The best thing you can do is trying to break the dead’s line of sight. If you can lose them, or get them going on a wild goose chase, that’s your best chance of escape. After that, try to find someplace that doesn’t have a lot of windows the dead could spot you from (Another problem with skyscrapers, I might add), is relatively secure, and, if you need to abandon it, you have a means of getting back to street level without splattering on the ground like an egg. If you can find a building like that, you’re a Hell of a lot better off than you are inside any skyscraper.