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 Brunel and Barry families of successful architects and civil engineers who built the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, Paddington Station and the Royal Opera House in London and the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol.

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