The World's Tallest Buildings Could Survive Terrorist Attack

Engineer claims the world's tallest buildings could withstand a 9/11-style attack.
March 12, 2003, 5am PST | Abhijeet Chavan
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"While the towers scrape the sky 33 feet higher than the previous record holder, the 110-story Sears Tower in Chicago, their highest full-time occupant is down on the 81st floor of the 88-floor tower...As Asian cities vie to establish economic dominance, the urge to lay claim to the tallest-building title appears to have overcome any fears about tempting terrorists. Booming Shanghai has resumed construction of a 1,614-foot skyscraper. Taipei is already building a 1,667-foot usurper, and in Seoul, plans are afoot to erect one that would soar 1,772 feet."

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Published on Saturday, March 8, 2003 in The New York Times
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