how high up a concrete wall

Question arose as to how heavy can you have a concrete wall by pouring the holes full with cement and steel rebar.
I suppose the answer lies on the foundation of slab but also on what the
slab lies on itself.
One of the reasons skyscrapers are built in NYC is because the bedrock is easily reached. But what is the compressive strength of clay soil in holding a concrete building with say a 3 foot poured foundation. How high up can block go with its holes poured full (heavy building) before it starts to compress the clay subsoil and perhaps sink deeper?
Any engineer know of the height limitations for heavy walls for 3 foot foundation on a clay subsoil?
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Archimedes Plutonium wrote:

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Archimedes Plutonium wrote:

Yes.
Geotechnical & Civil Engineers do. However, they need a lot more data (actual weights, local conditions) to hazzard a guess. Find someone local; they know the soils and can be more helpful. Yellow pages are good.
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