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Re: 30,000 foot Skyscraper.. .......!!!!!!

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>There are some people in China that have a good start on this.  According to
>the '97 UBC there would be 75'-0" total drift.
Sounds like a great job for ME's. The entire upper 2/3 (above 10,000 ft) 
would have to be pressurized and supplied with bereathing oxygen--the 
biggest ASME Code vessel ever built. Not to mention the plumbing system. 
A 30,000 foot head of water makes out to just under 15000 psi. Just 
figuring how to deal with a toilet flush could be a whole new career.

Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)