Design of High-rise Buildings: Past, Present and Future

An overview of development of high-rise buildings is presented. Key advancements leading to high-rise buildings of today are discussed. Structural analysis and design considerations for modern high-rise buildings are presented and trends in design of tall buildings of the future are discussed.

Introduction:
While cities like New York and Chicago can be considered as the birthplace of modern high-rise buildings, the history of multi-storey construction is much older. The tower houses of Shibam in Yemen date back to 1600 AD representing one of the earliest examples of human habitation in multi-storey construction. These sun-dried mud-brick tower houses have been constructed up to 7 stories tall providing security as well as prestige for their inhabitants. In a dense cluster of 500 or so, these tower houses have earned a world heritage listing (UNESCO 1982) and the nickname of “Chicago/Manhattan of the desert” for the old city of Shibam.
Source: Global Leader – Building Design
Authors: K Kayvani

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