From: "Cleofe, Antonio Ronaldo C." <gttwarc(--nospam--at)unocal.com>
Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 21:20:11 -0700
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
> = 770 MPa.
> So, for a building with 50% net column area at ground floor, (yeah
> 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*.
> 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
> > Maybe you have some thoughts on trying to build a 30,000 foot