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I was kindly forwarded a newspaper article this week that segued between tall buildings and tall people. At a little under 6’3” myself I can vouch for the common complaints of tall people discussed: the ankles, knees and hips take a lot more stress the taller you are – for tall buildings the stresses at broadly comparable locations are also higher, but the comparison between the two was what interested me most, having used the analogy of the human body myself to describe the behaviour and actions of tall buildings in a number of lectures and presentations.
Categories: Tall Buildings
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