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You must have been wondering, who is the first to build multi-storey buildings up to so many multi-storey buildings on the present. The first steeper building has existed in ancient times. Load-bearing wall structure height of 10 floors has been used in the cities of the Roman Empire. Cities in the West is growing very rapidly in the nineteenth century, and the population density causes a return of the high rise buildings that disappeared with the collapse of the Roman Empire.

Principle structure of a retaining wall of stone materials reused. But the limitations of this type of structural system is that with increasing building height, the wall thickness should be increased as well, in direct proportion to the nature of gravity. Limitations of this construction is clearly visible in the Monadnock Building (1891) 16-story Chicago. United States requiring walls 6 feet thick at the bottom.

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