Another supertall skyscraper presents an overturning structural engineering challenge.

Tall and skinny will require extra deep piles/caissons into the earth to accomodate the wind induced overturning moments at the foundation interface. This will be very costly and the square footage gained from a skinny platform at each level may not outweigh the costs of construction over a life-cycle economic analysis.

via SHoP Architects Designs World\’s Skinniest Skyscraper for Midtown – Architect Magazine.

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