How to Build a Skyscraper

The Shard

ArsTechnica explores the modern problems architects are confronted with in building and planning skyscrapers.

James Holloway:

With pressure on designers to prove the environmental credentials of their high-rise buildings and to address the safety concerns of the post-9/11 era, we asked the engineers behind the Shard to tell us how they plan to keep the Shard lean, green, and above all vertical—and why skyscrapers are needed in the 21st century.