why does structural integrity become harder to maintain as a structure grows taller?



Why does a building become less stable as it gets taller? I

In: Engineering

The inverse square rule combined with a large surface area where wind can blow on the building like a sail.

Unless you’re building a pyramid, building taller means that you have to support more weight per area of the building the taller it gets, which places more stress on building materials.

Winds get faster the higher you move, and at a few hundred feet you have to start taking in worl curvature and/or circulation.

Like your five if you glue a popsicle stick onto a ball and spin it the bigger it is the more it will flex or bend during spinning.