How many feet make one story in a building?
Help us out, engineers & architects. Without consulting each other, my colleague Tom Pelton and I have come up with different estimates about how many stories high the proposed Ocean City wind turbines would be. They're 404 feet tall. To get "40 stories tall," Pelton figures on 10 feet per story, which is probably too little. To get "26 stories high," I figured 15 feet per story, which is probably too much. How many stories tall would these things be, anyway?? How high is a story including living space, structural stuff and HVAC & electrical? After thinking about it, I bet Pelton is closer to reality than me.