Is There A Limit To How High We Can Build Skyscrapers?
As you might expect, there have to be some limits to how high earthilings can build without sacrificing stability, right? Well, it’s not as limited as you might think. Of course, the first thing that comes to our minds is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The Burj Khalifa or (Khalifa Tower in Arabic) is currently the world’s tallest building standing at 829.8 m (2,722 ft). But there are those who would like to go higher! Adrian Smith, the architect of The Burj Khalifa, says “the predominant problem is in the elevator and transportation system.” So, to many people’s surprise the answer is yes! We can build higher. And not just a little bit! We could go to space but the only hurdles are elevators and transportation and then of course human comfort. The basic principal is that the wider the base, the higher the building can go. You can bet that in years to come we will see the race to beat the last tallest building soaring to new heights!
- The Atlantic Citylab Article Is There A Limit To How Tall Buildings can get?
- The Atlantic Citylab Article Behold, the World’s Tallest Concept Building (That of Course Was Never Built.)
- Image tdrinc.com Tower Sizes
- Inside The Burj Khalifa
- On top of Burj Khalifa
The Burj Khalifa, Dubai – The World’s Tallest Building.
Life above the clouds is not only possible, it’s underway!
We are endlessly fascinated by these towering structures and how they come to be. Although we do work on some larger residential and commercial projects we rarely go above 3 stories.