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November 30, 2007

For nerds like me who enjoy thinking about what it takes to build a tower that is over 1,000 feet tall, this is a cool read.

Engineer Bill Baker Is the King of Superstable 150-Story Structures

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  1. December 1, 2007 12:43 am

    That’s a very cool article — and an extremely cool building. The concept of being able to take an elevator a half a mile into the air absolutely blows my mind.

  2. December 1, 2007 1:34 am

    Check out Wikipedia’s entry on the Burj Dubai. Especially the cross section graphic.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burj_Dubai

    But in looking at the pictures at the bottom of the entry… how do you get cranes up that high?

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