We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I like the engineering and accomplishment. It is obvious that tall buildings are or can be an effective way to make use of space in crowded cities. It is just as obvious that with 100's of miles of desert to build on a tallbuilding is just a waste ofmoney. But there is a diminishing return in really tall buildings where the structure and supporting members and the utilities begin to absorb more and more of the very expensive space within the building. Probably a plot of costs vs enclosed useful space would show the most effective building height to be 10 to 20 stories tall. After that the increased height comes at the expense of sacrificing useful space to infrastructure.