Friday, May 27, 2011

High-Rise Commercial Complexes

Commercial units, residential buildings and other high-rise structures and skyscrapers have been steadily on the rise with the demand for more residential, commercial and business establishments. Recent technological advances have allowed for construction of really tall skyscrapers, one of which was the New York City World Trade Center which met its end during the infamous September 11, 2001 attacks, close to ten years ago. Nevertheless, the construction of supertall skyscrapers persists worldwide because of residential, commercial and business demands. As more people move into cities, the demand for housing and jobs increases. That’s why many commercial entities put up their businesses in cities, leasing office space from skyscrapers. Many housing developers likewise construct residential buildings that are close to commercial areas for ease of travel to work.

The Sears Tower

In fact, every day, on my way to work, I see several buildings being constructed not only for business but also for residential use. I take the train and atop, it’s amazing to see how fast construction companies build these buildings; I am in awe at seeing progress almost every day. If these construction companies were to use age-old equipment, then I doubt they’ll be able to meet their deadlines or the demands of the project, so these construction sites use excavators and other heavy construction equipment. Without these companies having used excavators, bulldozers, graders, scrapers, loaders, compactors, conveyors and the like, I doubt they will be able to finish construction in time.