n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Tall buildings - past and present trends : project management and construction




The motivation to build tall has changed over time, as has the definition of 'tall', the materials we use and the designs that are possible. The passion, obsession and necessity of building super-tall and mega-tall structures continue to challenge engineers and architects to reach new heights. This article discusses the key historical developments, technological advances, current trends and engineering considerations of high-rise buildings.


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