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  • One common feature of Skyscrapers is having a steel framework that supports curtain walls.
  • Some early Skyscrapers have a steel frame that enables the construction of load-bearing walls taller than of those made of reinforced concrete.
  • Modern Skyscrapers often have a tubular structure, and are designed to act like a hollow cylinder to resist wind, seismic, and other lateral loads.
  • To appear more slender, allow less wind exposure and transmit more daylight to the ground, many Skyscrapers have a design with setbacks, which in some cases is also structurally required.