Wonka-style maglev elevators could transform future skyscrapers

In the 160 or so years since the first skyscrapers were built, technological innovations of many kinds have allowed them to reach astonishing heights. Today there is a 1,000-metre tall building under construction in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), even taller buildings are possible with today’s structural technology.

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