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Engineering high-rise buildings is half art, half science – an artful application of science empowered by experience. It gives you an enjoyment that you may not have in other fields of endeavour – you can see the results. The beginning of a project is like a new puzzle to solve and at the end there is a sense of accomplishment. We hope these insights and articles offer a flavour of that excitement.

 

ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER: AN ICON FROM EVERY ANGLE

 

 

HUDSON YARDS: THE FAR WEST SIDE STORY

 

 

SECRETS OF CHINA'S MEGA-TALLS

 

 

THE VERTICAL SOCIETY


 

THE RISING CONTINENT

 

 

RETURN TO SLENDER

 

 

 

THE SKY AND OTHER LIMITS

 

 

 

THE RENAISSANCE OF TALL: KEY TOWER TRENDS

 

 

 

THE ART AND SCIENCE OF HIGH-RISE

 

Can buildings really keep on getting taller forever?
Skyscrapers are buffeted by high winds and fully exposed to the sun throughout the day.
Buildings where architecture and engineering work in perfect harmony.
As towers grow ever higher and slimmer, we constantly need new ways to describe them…
Can a skyscraper ever be greener than a low-rise building?
Paul Runaghan, Senior Associate at Farrells, offers a wider perspective.