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When the E-commerce Explosion Leads to Raising the Roof on Warehouses

September 23,  2015

By: Jim Neuner

For 130 years, Chicago and New York City have been locked in a battle of the skyscrapers. Nine of the tallest buildings in the U.S., as well as more than one-half of the nation's towers greater than 785 feet, were built in just those two cities.

Researchers at Rutgers University have actually done studies that show when Chicago builds a new tall building, New York soon follows suit – and vice versa. The researchers determined two factors influenced the healthy rivalry: economics and a good old sense of competition. First, it makes good business sense to build taller. There's simply more space to rent, which translates to bigger revenues. Second, who doesn't want their city to be tops when it comes to soaring towers?

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