Building a Supertall in 1930's San Francisco.
A friend of mine who is a bit of an Alt-History fiend has been writting a story that has a huge company based in SF.
The late 20's and 30's were the hayday of Supertalls in NY, and he wonders if it was, given the prepensity for Earthquakes, structurally possible to build a tower 40 to 60 stories tall that would be considered safe using 1930 materials.
Hoping a friendly Engineer may enlighten things.
"God damn modern architect's and their Brtualism, and 'realism' and damn concrete boxes. Why I remember back when buildings had STYLE back when you would have real ARTISTS working away both inside and out!
"Um, aren't you like barely 30?"
"Thats not the point you damn whipper snapper!"