How to Build a Skyscraper – The Center for Architecture Foundation’s March Family Day

The Center for Architecture Foundation (CFAF) opened its doors Saturday, 03.09.13, for our March FamilyDay@theCenter program on Skyscrapers. 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the Woolworth Building. To coincide with this momentous occasion families enjoyed a brief and interactive history of the skyscraper – from its early iterations in New York City and ending with the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which currently holds the title of tallest building in the world. Participants learned what makes a building a skyscraper – from the structural components needed to ensure the building stands up, to the forces that act on it, as well as the new and developing technologies allowing for bigger and taller structures. Continue reading “How to Build a Skyscraper – The Center for Architecture Foundation’s March Family Day”