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Do You Think Skyscrapers will Stop Getting Taller? 1 month 1 week ago #1

  • Dunlop
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Over the decades, skyscrapers have been getting taller and taller. There are structures in Dubai that boggle the imagination. How far do you think architects and engineers can go before there is a danger of these buildings toppling over, or not?

Do You Think Skyscrapers will Stop Getting Taller? 1 month 6 days ago #2

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I think engineers and architects will build buildings as tall as feasible that the possibilities under The Law of Physics will allow their talents. Man is always trying to outdo Himself. It stands to reason that the competitive nature of professionals will lend itself to the acquisition of more and more bigger and better structures.

Do You Think Skyscrapers will Stop Getting Taller? 4 weeks 19 hours ago #3

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I think there'll come a time when these structures will reach their optimum height. It is true that man is always trying to outdo himself but let's see how far the laws of physics will allow this to go. I particularly fear heights though.

Do You Think Skyscrapers will Stop Getting Taller? 3 weeks 2 days ago #4

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The sky is the limit. B)

You have the laws of physics, but you also have the laws of nature. When visiting teams go to Denver CO. to play football, you always see them with oxygen masks on the sidelines. They don't call Denver the mile high city for no reason. The higher in altitude you go, the thinner the air gets. I think the tallest building in the world, in Dubai, is just shy of 1 km tall, so I'm sure the air system inside the building is having to compensate for the lack of air outside the building.

And don't look for windows that open.....you won't find them there.

Do You Think Skyscrapers will Stop Getting Taller? 4 days 23 hours ago #5

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I would think that the engineers would make only safe buildings. I, for one wouldn't want to be in a really tall building. The sky is the limit though... that is true!