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.
Despite a young, charismatic mayor, a rich history, and close proximity to New
York City’s business districts, Newark has been long considered a textbook example of urban blight. Newark’s biggest construction project in decades – the
$375 million New Jersey Devils hockey arena, completed in October 2007 – is
now seen as a symbol of the city’s rejuvenation, not least of all by the people directly involved with it.
Groundbreaking ceremonies held today marked the start of construction of the Shanghai Tower, the city’s latest super-tall building. The 632-meter building, which as things stand will be China’s tallest, was designed by global architecture firm Gensler who say they have used sustainable design strategies and have given prominence to public spaces.
If there is one staple in health-care design, it is that program takes priority. The functionality of the building to serve its doctors and patients is the primary design goal. This idea is resonant in the structural design for the Johns Hopkins Hospital New Clinical Building.