Apparently the California Institute of the Arts has a penchant for naming its performing arts venues after animals. First came REDCAT. (OK, it’s technically the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater at Walt Disney Concert Hall, but who actually calls it that?) Now the cutting-edge arts school is looking into the jaws of the Wild Beast, a new music pavilion soon to open on the school’s Valencia campus.
With just two months until scheduled completion, contractors at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Fla., are putting finishing touches on the U.S. Navy’s largest hangar, which is being built to make room for five squadrons coming from Maine under the government’s Base Realignment and Closure program.
Constructing a new building on top of an existing structure can sometimes feel like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Several years after construction had stalled on a prominent development, Thornton Tomasetti was asked to re-engineer the unfinished plans for a mid-rise building near Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.
Students and faculty at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business have spent the last few weeks settling into a gleaming new $145 million state-of-the-art building on the Ann Arbor campus.
The terrorist attacks on 9/11 severely damaged the 7 World Trade Center (WTC7) building, which subsequently collapsed after reportedly succumbing to an uncontrollable fire inside the building. Constructed in 1985, the beautifully granite-clad building was relatively new and its slow but inevitable demise was a devastating sight to witness. Soon after the cleanup of the site, the redesign and construction of a new WTC7 began and was an inspirational sight to all.
Until recently, no buildings in Moscow surpassed the 240-meter Moscow State University—the tallest of the city’s “Seven Sisters” towers built at sites throughout the city during Stalin’s era. But a few years ago, Russia’s new wealth from natural resources started an upward rush.
Many different applications of concrete were used in the design of the tower within a framework of uncomplicated detailing and repetition of elements explain Tanya de Hoog, Les Postawa and Ben John of Thornton Tomasetti.
Defying signs that the global economy is in a major downturn, the 2,074-foot-tall Shanghai Tower, designed by Gensler, broke ground on Friday, November 28. The mixed-use glass-and-steel tower is slated to be the tallest building in China.