Sizing Up Supertalls

Carol Willis
Founder & Director
The Skyscraper Museum, New York City

Historian Carol Willis considers the CTBUH definition of “supertall” and the CTBUH Award category of “400 meters and above” to think critically and constructively about how height, design, and engineering issues intersect with the economics of development. The analysis suggests a more discerning definition of supertall.

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