How Tall Can Skyscrapers Get?

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It seems that there is a competition among different countries as to which one can build the highest skyscraper, but just how high can we go with our current technology? YouTube channel SciShow looks at the challenges architects face, what goes into buil

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Get an engineeer's-eye-view of the tallest buildings in the world, to learn what challenges they face as they reach for the sky and wonder, how tall can we build? ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/artist/52/SciShow Or help support us by subscribing to our page on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Thanks Tank Tumblr: http://thankstank.tumblr.com Sources: http://www.dvice.com/2013-10-25/whats-tallest-skyscraper-physics-would-allow-us-build http://www.citylab.com/design/2012/08/there-limit-how-tall-buildings-can-get/2963/ http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20131011-birth-of-the-mile-high-building http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/architecture/taller-how-future-skyscrapers-will-beat-the-burj-khalifa-8893983 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/better-faster-taller-how-big-can-buildings-really-get-27500726/?no-ist http://www.arabianbusiness.com/kingdom-tower-have-world-s-fastest-double-decker-lift-553366.html#.U5fc3vldVX8 http://gizmodo.com/how-the-worlds-next-tallest-building-will-be-built-1525129231 http://www.math.lsa.umich.edu/~krasny/math654_irwin.pdf http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2005/dec/02/naturaldisasters.climatechange https://www.bauer.de/en/career/newsletter/2012-10/kingdom_tower_lakhta_tower.html http://www.ctbuh.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=Fdx2awLbk%2Fg%3D&tabid=1090&language=en-GB http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-02/rise-supertalls