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

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well carbon based composites can be a solution but still I dont want to live
on the nth floor, imagine if a meteor hits you at that level... this matter
really will squeeze the imagination out of you!

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Paul Meyer [SMTP:PMeyer(--nospam--at)HASimons.com]
> Sent:	Wednesday, May 12, 1999 4:55 AM
> To:	'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
> Subject:	RE: 30,000 foot   Skyscraper..  .......!!!!!!
> 
> 10 km high (ballpark)
> stress due to self-weight of steel column that high - 77. 0 kN/m3 x 10,000
> m
> = 770 MPa.
> So, for a building with 50% net column area at ground floor, (yeah
> right...)
> you need a steel yield strength of about 1700 MPa.
> 
> We're talking 4340 steel, heat treated and everything, and 50% coverage at
> ground level.
> 
> Any other thoughts?  anti-gravity machine?
> 
> Subject: Re: 30,000 foot Skyscraper.. .......!!!!!!
> 
> 
> 
> chances are, it may collapse under its own weight.
> 
> errm, well it is getting late *yawn*.
> 
> Regards,
>   Andrew
> On Mon, 10 May 1999 Rbengrguy(--nospam--at)aol.com wrote:
> > Attention fellow Structural Engineers.
> > 
> > This message is just in from the WORLD's Tallest Building website
> manager.
> > 
> > Maybe you have some thoughts on trying to build a 30,000 foot
> skyscraper!!
>