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This is Part III in a series comparing the construction of the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center. Part I covers the design and…
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Part II in our series comparing the construction of two Tallest Building in the World projects - the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center…
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The Empire State Building was completed in 1931. At a height of 1250 feet [0], it was the world's tallest building, exceeding the recently completed…
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Henry Ford famously said that customers could have the Model T in any color they wanted, as long as it was black. This restriction was largely driven by…
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Reinforced concrete is, by a large margin, the most widely used building material on earth - by mass, we use as much reinforced concrete as every other…
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Historically, most wind power has been built on land. But we're increasingly seeing turbines be built offshore, in the ocean. There are a few reasons…
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An idea I frequently encounter from urbanist folks is that a barrier to the efficient mass production of housing is the amount of variety people demand…
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