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Will there ever be a mile-high skyscraper?


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Speaker: Stefan Al

In 1956, architect Frank Lloyd Wright proposed a mile-high skyscraper, a building five times as high as the Eiffel Tower. While this massive tower was never built, today bigger and bigger buildings are going up around the world. How did these impossible ideas turn into architectural opportunities? Stefan Al explains how these megastructures became fixtures of our city skylines. [Directed by TED-Ed, narrated by Addison Anderson].