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Manhattan’s skyscrapers are put through the most extreme tests you can imagine

Manhattan’s skyscrapers are put through the most extreme tests you can imagine

When developers build supertall towers, they head to a small handful of specialized facilities that pummel building samples with disastrous conditions to make sure they can stand tall. There are only about three or four facilities in the country that can perform the tests, which simulate hurricane-force winds, rain, heat waves and arctic blasts, the Wall Street Journal reported. Hines, for example, tested sections for 53 West 53rd Street, the 1,050-foot-tall condominium tower the Houston-based […]


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