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America Is Still Losing at Skyscrapers

If you think those 1,200-foot beanpoles going up in midtown are impressive, you should see what’s sprouting in Shanghai. According to a new report …

We built more skyscrapers in 2015 than ever before

We just can’t stop colonizing the skies. A new report (pdf) shows that for the second year in a row, humans erected more skyscrapers than in any previous year.<p>According to the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, in 2015 we set a record for the most completed buildings that …

Skyscrapers

Where Does The Glass For The New Supertall Skyscrapers Come From?

Hint: it involves nanotechnology<p>We don’t think much about glass; by its nature, it’s meant to be seen through, not seen. And yet the high-tech, high-strength glazing that covers today’s supertall buildings – skyscrapers over 1,200 feet, like One World Trade Center and the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai – …

Gallery of New Technology May Double the Height of Skyscrapers - 2

Image 2 of 3 from gallery of New Technology May Double the Height of Skyscrapers. KONE UltraRope Elevator Shaft

How Engineers Are Building Skyscrapers That Seem Physically Impossible

Stephen DeSimone, president of DeSimone Consulting Engineers in New York, is engineering a new kind of skyscraper. He’s working on structures unlike …