Inventing the City March 2011

How High Can We Go?

The ceaseless climb of the world's skyscrapers is a story of ever-evolving challenges. Here’s how we reached the heights we have—and where we might go from here.

Graphic credit: Chris Philpot

Alexis Madrigal is a senior editor at The Atlantic. A former staff writer for Wired.com, he's the author of the forthcoming history of clean energy in America, Powering the Dream.
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