His consultancy built the world’s tallest skyscraper

Sir John Wolfe Barry’s engineering consultancy would eventually through various mergers become part of a larger organisation which built the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world’s tallest skyscraper.

Author: Nick von Behr

I've been blogging since 2012 under different guises and on a range of topics mainly linked to education, but more recently focusing on the history of civil engineering and architecture. I am writing a book on the 19th Century Barry family of successful architects and civil engineers who built the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge and the Royal Opera House in London.

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