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  • The entrance is all glass and shiny metal.

  • You step onto a glossy tile floor and walk towards a steel gray elevator less than a minute, and you see clouds floating right above your head.

  • You're a TTE, the top of a mighty skyscraper with many stories.

  • Speaking of stories ready to see some cool stories about this giant and others of the kind.

  • The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world.

  • It's almost twice as tall is the Empire State Building and three times taller than the Eiffel Tower.

  • If you laid the Burj Khalifa pieces and Joanne, they would stretch over 1/4 of the way around the world.

  • Just don't forget to put it back together.

  • You can watch the sunset from the bottom of the Burj Khalifa, then taken elevator to the top and watch the sunset from there again.

  • The skyscraper is so tall that the two sunsets appear three minutes apart.

  • The elevator takes less than a minute and 1/2 to get to the top, so if you're a fast mover, you have loads of time to see both shows.

  • The Empire State Buildings Tower was originally designed to serve as a docking station for dirigibles.

  • They were believed to be the transportation of the future.

  • At that time, the project included gangplanks, check in and customs offices, and so on.

  • When the engineers realized that the wind up there was too intense for their plans, they abandoned the idea.

  • When one World Trade Center in New York was built, the constructors used so much concrete it would be enough to make a sidewalk from New York City to Chicago.

  • The building's cladding also had enough glass to cover 20 football fields and as much steel as in 20,000 cars.

  • Skyscrapers, air made flexible, otherwise powerful winds at the top would easily break them.

  • To avoid this unwanted scenario, most skyscrapers sway in the wind like trees.

  • They're designed in such a way that it doesn't damage their structure.

  • For example, Chicago's Willis Tower can sway up to three feet when the wind is particularly strong.

  • Whoa, that must be a wild ride.

  • The most important part of a skyscraper.

  • Its foundation is underground.

  • It supports the building and helps the whole thing to remain stable.

  • The taller and heavier the building, the stronger and deeper the Foundation should be.

  • The Lloyd's building in London, informally called the inside Out building, is a mishmash of architectural styles.

  • A bizarre jumble of structures is clinging to its outside.

  • It's the building's complicated system of elevators and water pipes.

  • The main purpose of this outlandish design is to keep the skyscraper Uncluttered inside.

  • It gets scorchingly hot and Dubai in the summer.

  • That's why strong air conditioning is a must.

  • The ones in the Burj Khalifa are no exception.

  • These guys produced 20 Olympic size pools of water in the form of condensation.

  • Within a year, the architect who designed Alba Heart Towers in Abu Dhabi faced a tricky task to make the skyscrapers interior cool without using too many air conditioners.

  • The solution was found a giant shielding facade.

  • It consists of 1000 moving elements they open and close during the day, depending on the position of the sun.

  • The unusual facade, made up of 2000 umbrella like modules, covers almost all the surfaces of the towers.

  • Except for the northern sound.

  • The Empire State Building holds the Guinness world record title for being the world's tallest building for the longest period of time.

  • Almost 41 years.

  • The skyscraper was also built impressively fast.

  • It took less than 14 months to complete the construction.

  • The word skyscraper hasn't always meant a super tall building.

  • It used to refer to a high standing horse at the end of the 18th century.

  • A bit later, people use this word to describe a triangular sail at the top of a ship's mast, and it meant a very tall man in the 19th century.

  • Busk, over to Cali in Milan, is a residential complex that consists of two towers 1 360 feet and the other 250 feet high.

  • The towers are covered with greenery, 11,000 climbing plants, 5000 shrubs and 480 trees.

  • That's why the high rise buildings look different throughout the year.

  • The Guinness World Records have recently given the title of the world's speediest elevator to the one in gone.

  • Zhou Chao, Thai took finance center.

  • The thing moves at an impressive speed of 47 miles per hour.

  • The previous record holder travels inside Shanghai Tower and reaches a speed of almost 46 miles per hour.

  • Hey, let's zoom to the top.

  • But skyscraper elevators aren't going to get much faster than that.

  • A recent study claims 51 miles per hour is likely to be the speed limit for them any faster than that, and passengers will start to get sick.

  • It would feel even worse.

  • When you're going down, your body might think it's falling hopes.

  • I think I'm gonna barf.

  • The Elephant Building in the North Bangkok Business District is one of the most unusual high rise buildings in the world.

  • The construction consists of seven parts.

  • Three towers, top floor with residential suites, swimming pools and gardens, shopping area and garages.

  • Oh, and don't forget about the two big round windows for eyes and several shapes that look like ears and tusks.

  • Another exciting high rise building in Bangkok is the robot building architect Sumit Juice.

  • I designed it for the Bank of Asia Construction finished in 1986 and had to symbolize the computerization of banking.

  • The architect once admitted that he had been inspired by his son's robot toy.

  • The Willis Tower, also known as the Sears Tower in Chicago, was designed as a group of nine individual buildings with the same with but with different height.

  • They range from 50 to 108 stories.

  • The Willis Tower also hosts the highest observation deck in the US.

  • While visiting it, you'll find yourself on the 103rd floor at the height of 1353 feet.

  • Skyscraper architect studied the work of mound termites that live in Africa, South Asia and Australia to create better constructions.

  • Thes antics build tall mounds, litter with tiny holes.

  • Fresh air enters through these holes and cools down the structure.

  • Engineers want to find out how this whole system works.

  • Then they'd be able to build a skyscraper with a ventilation system, working like the termite mound walls.

  • Sheridan, whose how hot spring resort in China has an unusual horseshoe shape.

  • It's not only a cool designer solution but also an engineering move to make the entire construction lighter.

  • The 30 story building is also earthquake resistant.

  • Architects have been working on the ideas of very, very tall skyscrapers for years until they realize there has to be Ah, height limit.

  • Ah, building you create can be as tall as you want, but then it's base has to be wide enough to support it.

  • But the Earth's surface is curved.

  • That's why the base will also have its limits.

  • There are also problems of what materials to use and what skyscraper shape to pick.

  • And don't forget about the climate that will have a big influence on the whole construction.

  • Flame towers and Azerbaijan are completely covered with led screens.

  • They can be seen from the farthest points in the city.

  • In the evening.

  • The buildings look like giant flames.

  • The Exceed 4000 is a project of a hypothetical skyscraper that could become the highest in the world.

  • More than 2.5 miles tall, with a base of almost four miles across, it would be ableto house one million people.

  • This monster of a skyscraper would also cost an unimaginable $1.4 trillion to build.

  • That's why no country has volunteered to construct the Exceed 4000.

  • Yet even though the blueprints are ready, the second tallest skyscraper in the world, Shanghai Tower, is known for its green features.

  • It has a 120 degree twist in the middle.

  • It reduces both the amount of construction material and the wing glow.

  • There are 270 wind turbines on top of the building they generate more than 10% of the skyscrapers electricity.

  • The tower also recycles waste water and collects rainwater.

  • Burj Khalifa has 24,000 windows, and they're washed in an old fashioned way with soap and water, a team of cleaners who are obviously not afraid of heights.

  • Unlike may work all year round, they only clean the surfaces that are in the shade to avoid getting burns from direct sunlight.

  • And as we count up all the stories of these magnificent skyscrapers, it's time we bring to a close our architectural tall tales paying.

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24 Curious Secrets of the World's Super Skyscrapers

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/04/15
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