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Nonbearing Wall

Written by; Joy Smithers / TCCN Staff Writer
Added on: Sun Jun 28 2009

  


A non-bearing wall does not hold up anything other than its own weight, even if it connects to a ceiling. Modern steel building frames require the exterior walls only for shelter, not bearing weight, and that is why many skyscrapers do not have the exterior "skin" around them on the ground floor. It makes access easier, and it wasn’t going to be a load-bearing structure besides.

  

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