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Framework of
the building

Back to framework of the building

1. Steel struts

These steel supports are made from one piece of steel stretched through a drawing machine to make it the right shape and keep it strong. These struts need to be strong enough to not bend when the weight of the building is resting on them. To hold them in place, they have been surrounded by concrete in foundations dug into the earth.

Steel struts