Tall Buildings Structural Systems and Aerodynamic Form

Throughout history, human beings have built tall monumental structures such as
temples, pyramids and cathedrals to honour their gods. Human beings have always
been struggling to push the limits of nature in their age-old quest for height, from the
legendary Tower of Babel in antiquity, purportedly designed with the aim of reaching
heaven, to today’s tallest building. Today’s skyscrapers are monumental buildings too,
and are built as symbols of power, wealth and prestige.