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How High Can We Build?


What's the tallest THING we've ever built? How tall will we EVER be able to build?

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see two sunrises/sunsets and calculate the Earth's Radius:

also HERE:

Tallest Structures TIMELINE:

Tallest list incorporating building/structure distinction:

falling person and terminal velocity:

KWTV, first radio mast taller than the Empire State Building:

radio mast collapse VIDEO:

Dubai and Burj Khalifa in fog:

Pictures of Burj Khalifa:

Burj Khalifa and Ramadan:

Shuttle / ISS height:

Sunrise from orbit VIDEO:

XKCD Date Idea"

Space elevator: (be sure to enjoy the Conan Space Pirate Toy .gif)

Another possible way to make a super-tall structure: Guns in Space. Will We Ever Run Out of New Music? When Will We Run Out Of Names? Will This Go Faster Than Light? How to build a Pole Building. 11 Things You Never Knew About The Earth. DISTORTIONS. This Is Not Yellow. What's the Tallest Thing We Can Possibly Build? What Does a 4D Ball Look Like in Real Life? Amazing Experiment Shows Spherical Version of Tesseract.

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