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What It Will Take to Finally Build the Mile-High Skyscraper

Last year may have delivered a record-setting 11 "supertalls," but a breakthrough height surge by a single building remains to be seen. In a new piece over on New York Magazine, critic Justin Davidson tackles the when and how of the "mile-high skyscraper," a vision Frank Lloyd Wright sketched out nearly 60 years ago but has yet to be realized. At 2,722 feet, the Burj Khalifa, the current tallest building in the world, is only halfway there. But as Davidson explains, the mile-high tower is inevitable and it probably won't even stop there.

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