High Rise Building History
High Rise Building History goes back to 1883. Modern 10 story building was first constructed in steel in Chicago at 1883. It was a Home Insurance Building. In 1913, 60 story and 792 feet high Woolworth Building in lower Manhattan was completed.During 1920-1930, 67 story Wall Tower building was made in New York, followed by 77 story Crysler Building in the same place. Tall building showed America's prestige in the eyes of the world. In 1929, Empire State Building came as 104 story high. Then In 1960, tube-in-tube system was developed by F. Rahman who is termed as the imaginative creator of most of the modern framing system particularly the bundled tube system. The tallest RCC Building is 74 story water Tower Place Building in Chicago completed in 1976. Steel framed Twin Tower came in bundled tube structural system as the crowning glory of high rise steel structure.Though the two world wars of 1918 and 1938 hindered the development of high rise building construction, yet remarkable development was achieved by the civil engineers.
Sky scrapers like the Wall Tower Building in New York, 71 story Bank of Manhattan Building in New York, 71 story Crysler Building in also New York was constructed onwards.Tallest building with flat plate shear wall combination was 70 story Lake Point Tower apartment building which is in Chicago.
In the field of high rise steel structures, in the late sixties brought the diagonally braced 100 story John Hancock Building in Chicago and 110 story building 110 story world Trade Center which is in New York known as the Twin Tower demolished by terrorist attack.Using bundled tube system 110 story Sears Tower in Chicago is now soaring high to the world record of 1450 feet high. Malaysia's Patronus Tower is a breakthrough having a height of 1482 feet.