It seems skyscrapers are getting increasingly ‘skinny’.
As cities get more dense, architects are designing buildings that are ever taller, for lots that continue to shrink in area. This poses one big problem: how do you keep such high-rises from swaying in the wind?
As it happens, behind some of the most iconic shapes of our skylines, is a secret design language of architectural tricks – twists, holes, and setbacks – that keep buildings still. And in this Vox video, we get a bird’s-eye view on how they’re deployed.
View the original video here.
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