Skinny 'Scrapers

by Robert L. Reid, Senior Editor, Features Manager; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2019, Vol. 89, Issue 7, Pg. 44-53


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Incredibly slender towers are rising around the globe into the skylines of major cities, especially New York City. Often targeted at the wealthy who are able to pay astronomical price for spectacular views, these skinny structures also rely on engineering advances made in recent decades and careful coordination within the design teams.

Subject Headings: Construction equipment | Astronomy | Pricing | Structural engineering | Light rail transit | New York City | New York | United States

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