Archinect - News 2017-10-23T16:46:58-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/82164334/the-tall-tower-project-aka-pie-in-the-sky The Tall Tower Project aka "pie in the sky" Nam Henderson 2013-09-19T00:36:00-04:00 >2013-09-23T20:29:57-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gr/grrmtrqtxm7e52dj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gr/grrmtrqtxm7e52dj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gr/grrmtrqtxm7e52dj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gr/grrmtrqtxm7e52dj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>"We are some distance from understanding the jet stream well enough to manage the natural risks associated with structural integrity," adds Prof Keith Hjelmstad.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Leo Kelion writes about the '<em>Tall Tower Project</em>' an initiative inspired by author Neal Stephenson's simple question: how tall can we build something? Seeking the answer/limits Mr. Stephenson has begun exploring plans for a 20km (12.4 miles) tall tower. To learn more about the project or get involved see&nbsp;<a href="http://hieroglyph.asu.edu/tag/tall-tower/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tall Tower Project</a>.</p>