Popular Mechanics

These 165,000-Pound Columns Will Heft a 38-Story Tower 85 Feet Off the Ground

Near the water in downtown Seattle, there's about to be a skyscaper unlike anything the city—and, well, the world—has seen. A 38-story tower will sit a full 85 feet off the ground, creating a open plaza beneath it, all thanks to the immense strength of the 20 steel and concrete columns that will support it.

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