Wednesday, December 14, 2011

World's Tallest Buildings - Now and In the Future

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Did you know there was a "Council on Tall Buildings"? I didn't. The Council has coined a new designation known as "megatall" buildings, some of which can be seen in the above image. Kingdom Tower (seen in the image below left), to be completed in 2018, will be over 1 kilometer tall, nearly twice as tall as the new One World Trade Center! More information on the info-graphic can be found at SmartPlanet. I posted previously about Skyscraper Forests (see image below right). Now, if we only had a few forests rising 1 kilometer into the sky that could be a useful way to sequester carbon and assist in the battle against climate change.

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- Blake Hudson

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/2011/12/worlds-tallest-buildings.html

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