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POSTED JAN 30, 2003

 

 

As New York makes decisions about the World Trade Center site, The Why Files wonders:

Why is a city's skyline so important? What does it symbolize? What kind of strengths hold up a skyscraper? Can "green skyscrapers" cut the environmental toll of large buildings?

1. (story map) Scraping the sky: Skyscrapers today
2 New York decides on Trade Center: Skyline vs. bottom line?
3 Skyline or bottom line: Why build tall, if you can't make money?
4 Structurally speaking: Skyscraper's stresses and strains

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Terry Devitt, editor; Sarah Goforth, project assistant; S.V. Medaris, designer/illustrator; David Tenenbaum, feature writer; Amy Toburen, content development executive

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