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o_15_hg_rs_cn_bl - 1.054/1.541 Mechanics and Design of...

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1.054/1.541 Mechanics and Design of Concrete Structures Spring 2004 Prof. Oral Buyukozturk 1 / 2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1.054/1.541 Mechanics and Design of Concrete Structures (3-0-9) Outline 15 High-rise Concrete Buildings High-rise buildings are a distinct part of urban life around the world. Scarcity of land in the urban settings, increasing demand for business and residential space, economic growth, technological advancements, and innovations in structural systems and materials have lead to an impressive evolution of these systems. Desire for aesthetics in urban design and the concept of city skyline, cultural significance and prestige, and human aspiration to build higher are also among the forces behind the demand for high-rise buildings. During the initial rapid development phase, the race to the sky was pushed from the 10 story Home Insurance Building of Chicago built in 1885 to the 102 story Empire State Building in 1931, in less than 50 years. Following a hiatus of over
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course CIVIL 1.018j taught by Professor Markusbuehler during the Fall '08 term at MIT.

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