Find out how skyscrapers are built and how they withstand the force of wind. View photographs and diagrams of the world’s tallest buildings and see how they compare to each other. Includes silent movies from the early 1900s that show New York skyscrapers.
Explore these links to learn more about the construction of skyscrapers. The interactive "Loads Lab" explains the importance of proper construction. Also read about several famous skyscrapers and two women who work on the buildings.
Advance through the pages to read about the construction of skyscrapers. Includes information about girders and wind resistance. There is also a link to an article explaining why the Twin Towers fell. NOTE: This site includes ads.