by Stefan Al
The global boom in skyscrapers―why it’s happening now, how they’re made, and what they do to cities and people.
We are living in a new urban age, and its most tangible expression is the “supertall”: megastructures that are dramatically bigger, higher, and more ambitious than any in history.
Cities around the world are racing to build the first mile-high building, stretching the limits of engineering and design as never before.
In this fascinating work of urban history and design, TED resident Stefan Al―himself an experienced architect―explores the factors that have led to this worldwide boom.