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What Skyscraper Structure is the Strongest?

Girder and Panel building set.
Materials Needed:
1    Base (2x2) 1    Pulley
40    Columns     String
40    Beams     Weights
40    Crossbraces     Ruler & Scale


Skyscrapers are extremely large buildings, stand quite tall, and often are filled with many people. As a result of this, they must be able to withstand not just ordinary winds, but also those of hurricanes. This experiment investigates a way to make skyscrapers stronger by changing the shape of the walls.

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