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Is it possible to build a mile-high skyscraper?
Big Think ^ | 14 Sept 2020 | MIKE COLAGROSSI

Posted on 09/15/2020 6:05:57 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT

Frank Lloyd Wright originally proposed The Mile-High Illinois in the 1950s. Innovations in construction materials and elevators are necessary to reach the one mile height and beyond. We may see the first mile-high skyscraper by the middle of the 21st century.

The undefeated champion of the skies right now is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which stands at 2,717 feet (roughly half a mile) and is the tallest building in the world.

Although take that with a grain of dusty salt—only 1,916 feet of the Burj Dubai is occupiable space, the rest is vanity height, meaning nearly 800 feet is non-occupiable space. That represents 29 percent of the building's

There are three major construction and stability aspects that must be dealt with if we're to reach a vertical mile. Those are:

Dampening wind sway

Elevator speed and length

Construction materials

(Excerpt) Read more at bigthink.com ...


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Every day new hightech materials and technologies, but not mentioned in this fun article; increasing percenage of floor space needed for services. More space used for plumbing, HVAC, electric... and those pesky stairs, all five hundred plus floors of them and mulptile stairways...

And the transit time getting to your floor. Thousands of people all going home about the same time? Impossible.

And most people become uncomfortable if you move them up or down too quickly.

Could take longer to exit the building than the train to the suburbs?

1 posted on 09/15/2020 6:05:58 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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To: DUMBGRUNT

If you were in Denver, yes.


2 posted on 09/15/2020 6:06:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Possible yes

Practical, probably not


3 posted on 09/15/2020 6:07:14 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: nickcarraway

Beat me.


4 posted on 09/15/2020 6:07:47 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: nickcarraway

Beat me.


5 posted on 09/15/2020 6:07:48 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Couldn’t get me in it.


6 posted on 09/15/2020 6:07:52 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When exposing a crime is treated as committing a crime, you are being ruled by criminals. -E Snowden)
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To: DUMBGRUNT
Technically yes.

In reality why would you?

7 posted on 09/15/2020 6:08:38 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (And lead us not into hysteria, but deliver us from the handwashers. Amen!)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Why would anyone want to?


8 posted on 09/15/2020 6:09:09 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Thanks To Biden Voters Oregon Is Now A Battleground State!)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Build it only on granite and no where near fault lines. It will need an incredibly expensive set of elevators, and many of them.


9 posted on 09/15/2020 6:09:39 PM PDT by Bayard
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To: Bayard

Just build it around a space elevator.


10 posted on 09/15/2020 6:11:11 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Bkmk.


11 posted on 09/15/2020 6:13:20 PM PDT by sauropod (I will not comply.)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Yes.... Just build half of it... Underground...


12 posted on 09/15/2020 6:13:30 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (A Psalm in napalm...)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

I’m pretty sure I can’t sneak that by my HOA!


13 posted on 09/15/2020 6:14:29 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: DUMBGRUNT

The elevators are the biggest problem. The longer the cables,the heavier they will be.

It would be built similarly to how they are built now, with elevators stopping every thirty floors for everybody to ride another thirty floors.


14 posted on 09/15/2020 6:15:00 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is thp at they are both death cults.)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

“Stairways”?

How about “escape pods”? It might save weight.


15 posted on 09/15/2020 6:15:39 PM PDT by Empire_of_Liberty
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To: Secret Agent Man

Remember Arabs and Chinese, especially after 9/11, have gotten into the whole phallic dick measuring contest with buildings. All in Dubai is not practical or sustainable. But not a peep from Greta.


16 posted on 09/15/2020 6:17:35 PM PDT by Starcitizen (Communist China needs to be treated like the pariah country it is. Send it back to 1971)
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"Is it possible to build a mile-high skyscraper?" Sure...as long as it's all democrats working in there!😎
17 posted on 09/15/2020 6:17:53 PM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: Empire_of_Liberty

Parachute.


18 posted on 09/15/2020 6:17:59 PM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: DUMBGRUNT

The tower of babel: The Book of Jubilees, known to have been in use between at least 200 B.C.E. and 90 C.E., contains one of the most detailed accounts found anywhere of the Tower.

And they began to build and in the fourth week they made brick with fire and the bricks served them for stone and the clay with which they cemented them together was asphalt which comes out of the sea and out of the fountains of water in the land of Shinar. And they built it: Forty and three years were they building it; its breadth was 203 bricks, and the height [of a brick] was the third of one; its height amounted to 5433 cubits and 2 palms, and [the extent of one wall was] thirteen stades [and of the other thirty stades] (Jubilees 10:20-21, Charles’ 1913 translation).

5433 cubits translated to 8149 feet. Seems impossible.


19 posted on 09/15/2020 6:18:25 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Only if the bar was on the ground floor.😎
20 posted on 09/15/2020 6:18:53 PM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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