Building a Skyscraper – How Skyscrapers Are Made!

Building a SkyscraperBuilding a Skyscraper

A skyscraper is a tall, continuously habitable building of over 40 floors, mostly designed for office, commercial and residential uses. A skyscraper can also be called a high-rise, but the term skyscraper is often used for buildings higher than 492 ft. For buildings above a height of 984 ft, the term Supertall can be used, while skyscrapers reaching beyond 1,969 ft are classified as Megatall.

Building a Skyscraper – How Skyscrapers Are Made!

The design and construction of skyscrapers involves creating safe, habitable spaces in very tall buildings. The buildings must support their weight, resist wind and earthquakes, and protect occupants from fire. Yet they must also be conveniently accessible, even on the upper floors, and provide utilities and a comfortable climate for the occupants.

Building a Skyscraper has two parts: the foundation is the part below the ground and the superstructure is the part above the ground. Both sections hold the weight of the building. When the foundation is finished cranes are used to raise a steel frame up into the sky, where the pieces of this frame are bolted together.

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