so She Hulk can survive a sky scraper falling on her...

Marvel state that She-Hulk is a 70 to 100 ton class hero, so lets check that against a sky scraper...

For example, the weight of structural steel used in a sky scraper is generally reported to be 19,200,000 kg and the weight of concrete is said to be 9,600,000 kg per Tower. I have also seen the weight of aluminum cladding reported to be 1,000,000 kg, and the weight of wallboard quoted at 4,000,000 kg per Tower, giving a total weight of structural materials of 30,800,000 kg per Tower.

Now let’s add in reasonable “guesstimates” for plumbing fixtures (2,500,000, kg), air conditioning (2,500,000 kg), electrical and telecommunication wiring (2,500,000 kg) and we have an additional 7,500,000 kg of structural mass that civil engineers always include as part of the “dead load” of a building. Thus combining all these contributions, we arrive at a weight, or dead load, of 33,800,000 kg for one skrscraper.

Let’s convert that load data in to more familiar engineering units based on floor areas. Building codes usually express loads in pounds per square foot (psf) or kilograms per square meter (kg/m^2). For example, the specification for a high live-load capacity floor is typically about 150 psf or 750 kg/m^2.

From the dimensions of a a standard skyscraper we estimate the available floor area was about 320,000 square meters. Hence, the live load was 331,000,000 kg divided by 320,000 m^2 which is equal to 1034 kg/m^2 or 212 psf. I showed the live load example given in the previous paragraph that 212 psf represents a very high live loading. But let’s look at just how high this load is…..

so if we give it a conservative 110 floors, heres more math for you...

55 x 3,009,091 = 165,500,005 Kg

which actually works out at 162,886.18524065314 Tons (I'll call that 162,886 tons)

By the way, that is a very conservative estimate, ignoring office furniture, plumbing, electronics and other standard furniture.

Just for your information, lets compare that to a couple of well known sky scrapers

Empire State Building, NYC = 365,000,000 kg (359,235.38257801504 tons)

Woolworth Building, NYC = 223,000,000 kg (219,478.05565725302 tons)

John Hancock Tower, Chicago = 174,500,000 kg (171,744.0390681195 Tons)

So, just to round up... She Hulk, a **class 75 to 100 ton** hero, Vs a **162,886 ton** Skyscraper...

hmmm, i seem to be missing the logic that states she can survive that...

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