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2 December, 2005

Too big?

Arcologies, vast buildings each housing populations the size of large towns and even whole ecosystems, have been a familiar element of cyberpunk sci-fi novels for decades.  With the news that the world's tallest building (at the time of writing), Taipei 101 in Taiwan, is so heavy that it may have reactivated a dormant fault and triggered earthquakes, might such mega-skyscrapers remain solely fictional?

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