Buiding larger engines for larger aircraft as opposed to smaller but many engines has proved to result in more fuel efficiency. Having established one of the main drawbacks or impediments to building larger engines are ground clearance for engines in light of aircraft/airliners in their current under wing configuration. This configuration in light of current technological advancements seems to offer the greatest advantage in terms of control of the aircraft, stability and weight closest to the center of gravity when flying among other things.
If space to store the retracted gear were not a problem due to some new design, are taller gear for airliners necessarily undesirable for landing and take off? Do they present some technical problem if for example they were strengthened, the extra length would present some problematic leverage problems as they get closer to the pivot and "load"?