How Far Underground Are Skyscraper Foundations? [INFOGFRAPHIC]

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Most people marvel at the height of a skyscraper. They count the stories of the buildings that dominate skylines, and they measure the spires of the "supertalls" that achieve impressive heights.


However, the true engineering marvels of these buildings often happen below ground and out of sight.


Below each skyscraper needs to be a foundation that's strong enough to support it. Before ever building up, construction teams must build down.


Found out how deep the foundations are for some of the world's tallest buildings.

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    Most people marvel at the height of a skyscraper. They count the stories of the buildings that dominate skylines, and they measure the spires of the "supertalls" that achieve impressive heights. However, the true engineering marvels of these buildings often happen below ground and out of sight. Below each skyscraper needs to be a foundation that's strong enough to support it. Before ever building up, construction teams must build down. Found out how deep the foundations are for some of the...

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