It would be difficult, but we could probably build a tower over 2,000 metres tall, which would be like ten normal skyscrapers on top of each other! This is probably not a very good idea though.
The 'plyscraper' is the product of breakthroughs in materials and the desire for sustainable urban living, says Dr Philip Oldfield, Associate Professor in UNSW’s Faculty of Built Environment.
Slick, glass skyscrapers reliant on air-conditioning for cooling could eventually become heat traps for Australian residents.
High-rise architecture needs to respond to a city’s unique climate, culture and context, writes Philip Oldfield.