Archives for June 26, 2009

How stable are skyscrapers?

Or, to put it as one of my readers/questioners did, Why doesn’t the Space Needle, a top-heavy skyscraper, ever tip over and fall? This is reasonable, and there’s precedent for this. After all, the Leaning Tower of Pisa was falling over, and needed significant foundation-work just to keep it upright. Now, when you take something…