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.