Here are the top three tallest structures in the world. What similarities and differences do you notice?
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Structure Height: 2717 Feet
This is the largest structure in the world. It is a combination of hotels, restaurants, corporate suites, and observation decks. It is made of structural steel and concrete.
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Structure Height: 2,227 Feet
This is the second tallest structure in the world and is expected to be completed this year, 2023. This structure will have offices, housing properties, observation decks, shopping complex, and hotels. It is 95% completed and is made from steel, reinforced concrete, and concrete encased steel.
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Structure Height: 2080 Feet
This is the third tallest structure in the world and one of the world’s tallest free-standing towers. his structure is earthquake resistant; there is an integrated mass damper to reduce any structural vibrations. This structure has shops, cafes, and is mainly used for its observation decks.
Challenge: Build the tallest freestanding tower that is made only of paper.
The scissors and tape measure may not be used in your solution.
Time: You will have 5 minutes to discuss your strategy and 6 minutes to build your tower. Discuss and try different ways you can use the paper to create your tower.
The Engineering Design Process helps us figure out problems and solve them like engineers. Today you will use this process to create the tallest structure you can.