The location of the shear center in stiffening components such as high-rise cores is of particular interest. In this systems alternately open and closed cross sections are distributed over the height. Therefore a change of position of the shear center depending on the height can be observed. In 2013 an experiment on the shear center location was performed at the Institute for Building Construction and Technology at the Vienna University of Technology. In this process, seven profiles on a scale of 1:50 with differently positioned perforations have been investigated. A horizontal eccentric load within a physical test allowed the determination of the shear center location over the height. Like in the application the static system was realized as a vertical cantilever arm with a rigid clamping. The results have been compared to those of a finite element analysis. To make the present work comparable to the existing results from 2013, another physical test with two clevis bearings was set up. The same profiles were used, but the bearings changed from a vertical to a horizontal orientation. This time the location of the shear center over the height was determined by a vertical eccentric load. Just like in 2013, the results of the physical measurement were opposed to numerical simulations of a finite element program. To obtain a qualitative statement on the influence of changing bearing conditions on the shear center location, the results were set against each other. All the data of the physical experiment with rigid clamping and clevis bearings as well as the corresponding numerical simulations were compared in diagrams. Furthermore the work includes a historical background on the development of torsion in building mechanics and the theoretical basis for the calculation of torsion problems. Especially the torsion problems in stiffening high-rise cores are discussed.