Critical Pillars of Achieving Excellence in Life, Business and Career
PILLARS are slender, vertical columns that support heavy loads
or serve display purposes. Every building has pillars. Some of the
pillars are visible, while others are invisible. A building is as strong
and solid as its pillars. The stronger the pillar, the more solid the
building; the longer the pillar, the taller the building. If there is
any crack or weakness in any of the pillars carrying a building,
the integrity of that structure would be compromised.
Pillars add to the beauty and aesthetics of a building. Good archi-
tects pay special attention to the design and integrity of pillars. As
aptly captured by Claire Johnson, in structural engineering, pillars
support heavy loads above them. They often sit under beams or
arches on which walls or ceilings rest. A pillar transmits the weight
of structures above it to other structures below it through com-
pression. As a result, pillars have played a large role in allowing mankind to build higher structures and taller buildings that do
not collapse under their own weight.