Infographic: The future of skyscrapers
National Skyscraper Day is Sept. 3. While skyscraper construction and design have remained largely unchanged over the last century, several aspects of construction are due for radical changes to increase efficiency, improve sustainability and create greener alternatives.
The number of buildings taller than 200 meters has tripled since 2000, motivating engineers to reduce the environmental impact of skyscrapers.
The infographic below by the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Masters in Civil Engineering degree program highlights the current environmental impacts of skyscrapers and provides information about the various ways engineers are constructing more efficient and green sky-high buildings.
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