Technology Behind World's Tallest Building

MIT's Technology Review offers a fascinating look at the latest building technologies being used in the world's tallest building. [Includes graphics.]
June 25, 2004, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Taiwan's record-breaking 508-meter, 101-story skyscraper is built to withstand frequent typhoons and occasional earthquakes. It sports the world’s fastest elevators and largest antisway system, seismic sensors, and Internet-linked security systems... Unlike the World Trade Center, the new skyscrapers have hardened-concrete cores that house elevators and stairways, better protecting potential escapees from fire and blast damage. "

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Published on Friday, June 25, 2004 in Technology Review
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