Next – 100-Story Buildings
by BEVERLY BARNES
Buildings rising two hundred stories into the air are now within the realm of possibility, but with the present limitations they would be mere towers housing elevator shafts. Ingenious methods of vertical transportation, such as placing two elevators in one shaft as described below, may make the sky the limit.
HUNDRED story buildings, dwarfing the 88 story Empire State building, now rising on the site of the old Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, are visioned as a reality in the near future by business men of New York.
How Engineers Crowned World’s Tallest Building
A SLENDER spire of rustless steel tops the 1,046-foot Chrysler Building, in New York City, which officially opened a few weeks ago. Many of those who see the shaft gleaming in the sunlight wonder how it was placed at the summit of the world’s tallest building. On this page our artist shows how this task, one of the greatest of the many engineering feats in the erection of the building, was accomplished.