Decade After 9/11 World Trade Center Attacks, Skyscraper Safety Improving

Excerpt from article on Cleveland.com: In the anguished weeks after terrorists toppled the World Trade Center towers, architects and engineers pondered the unthinkable: the end of the skyscraper era.

From the 1880s, when the first high-rises poked above Chicago and New York  skylines, tall buildings had defined the nation’s ingenuity, economic clout and can-do optimism. They were capitalism’s exclamation points, steel fingers pointing the way upward.

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