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Strength--Steel is very strong Flexibility--Ability to flex in the wind Cost--Inexpensive and fast to build; prefab construction Concrete, a possible alternative, has less compressive strength than steel. The bottom support structure of the empire state building would consist of a large percentage of solid concrete simply to support the weight of the building.
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