Writing Project # 2: Technical Exposition
Tajinder Pal Singh
ENG. 212: (Friday)
Skyscraper, very tall, multistoried building are terms use to describe high rise buildings of unusual height, generally greater than 40 or 50 stories. Skyscraper are built with steel framework and reinforced concrete.
Each skyscraper design is unique and construction process for each building is also unique. Process usually begins with digging a pit for foundation. The depth of foundation goes deep enough to support the structure load. Once construction of a skyscraper is underway, work on several phases of the structure proceeds simultaneously. The steel columns are used in the building, each beam is lifted into place than workers either bolt or weld the end of the beam into places. The Empire State Building was intended to end the competition for tallest building. It was to tower 102 stories, 1,250 ft (381 m) above Manhattan’s streets. Its developers, John J Raskob and Pierre Samuel Du Pont, along with former New York Governor Alfred E. Smith, announced in August 1929 their intention to build the world’s tallest building. They chose the construction firm Starrett Brothers and Eken, and the architectural firm Shreve, Lamb, and Harmon for the project with William F. Lamb as the chief designer. There are many famous skyscrapers like Chrysler building, Bank of China, Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa and more. Burj Kalifa is the world’s tallest skyscraper in the world.
Plans have been developed for several new skyscrapers that would break existing height records. Term architecture will help to design the skyscraper in unique designs.
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