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Thread #96291   Message #1880177
Posted By: Bill D
09-Nov-06 - 10:08 AM
Thread Name: BS: How high can a brick building go?
Subject: RE: BS: How high can a brick building go?
There are bricks, and then there are BRICKS....some are cheap, some are well made. Makes a big difference.

"The compressive strength of bricks produced in the USA ranges from about 1000 lbf/inē to 15,000 lbf/inē (7 to 105 megapascals), varying according to the use to which the bricks are to be put."

see here

(The Chrysler building in New York is 1000+ feet, but one can debate HOW the brick is used & laid....)