Design and Construction of Skyscrapers
A skyscraper is a tall, continuously habitable building of over 40 floors, builded for office, commercial and residential uses. Buildings higher than 492 ft. are called skyscrapers. For skyscrapers above a height of 984 ft, the term Supertall can be used, while buildings reaching beyond 1,969 ft are called as Megatall.
The design and construction of skyscrapers involves constructing safe, habitable spaces in very tall buildings. The skyscrapers must support their weight, resist wind and earthquakes, and protect people from fire. Yet they must also be conveniently approachable, even on the upper floors, and provide utilities and a comfortable climate for the people who work or live there.
Building a Skyscraper has two parts: First one is the foundation – the part below the ground and the second is the superstructure – the part above the ground. Both parts hold the weight of the building. When the foundation is finished cranes are used to raise a frame from steel up into the sky, where the pieces of this frame are connected together.
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