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When does a building become a skyscraper?

Question

At what point does a building become a skyscraper?
Adie, Woking

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Ken, Dagenham
Qualification: Architect
Answer: It’s not to do with the height, it’s to do with the way the building is made. A house is built by bricks which supports is and stops the wind getting through. But there is a limit to how high this can go. A skyscraper has a metal frame, which does the same, but has less limits. So in theory, you can get a two-storey skyscraper.

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