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The Lowdown on Supertalls

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Source: City & State

Manhattan is seeing a building boom, and supertalls, or skyscrapers over 1,000 feel tall, seem to be the new Starbucks...No one person is behind the development rush, but Kenneth Lewis would be a good place to start. As managing partner at architecture firm Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, Lewis was the senior designer on the Time Warner Center’s 750-foot-tall twin towers and project manager on the Western Hemisphere’s tallest building, One World Trade Center. Lewis talked to City & State about some of the things architects have to consider when building super tall.

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