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The Technology of the High Rise: How High Can We Go?

The Technology of the High Rise: How High Can We Go?

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By

Presented by the Lyceum Society

 

The Lyceum Society is comprised of the Academy's retired and semiretired members, but any Academy member is welcome. Talks cover various scientific fields.

All Lyceum meetings (except December and June) are Brown Bag lunches.
Brown Bag: 11:30 am; Discussion: 1pm to 3 pm.

Abstract

The Technology of the High Rise: How High Can We Go?
Leslie E. Robertson
, PE, CE, DSc

We will examine first earlier buildings both large and small, all before moving on to some of the very tall buildings now under construction and under design. We will close with a discussion of the physical and societal limitations on the construction of buildings taller than now seems believable.