Towers Invading the Skies

When designing the world’s tallest skyscrapers, there are important factors that absolutely must be considered. What materials are needed to keep a 200-story building from collapsing? Can balconies and gardens prevent buildings from oscillating under extreme wind conditions? Will carbon cables be strong enough to provide elevator traffic in these colossal towers?

Check out this Smithsonian magazine article that explores the ins and outs of building impossibly tall skyscrapers. Then head over to our Hieroglyph website to learn about our very own Tall Tower project!

Image courtesy of Bo Nielsen, used under CC BY 2.0 license.