This was only a matter of time. With Kentucky acting as the most aggressive, prominent and high-profile program in college basketball, Rupp Arena was do for a facelift. The area Rupp sits in is next to a church and a mall. It’s a solid spot to convene for hoops but the venue itself isn’t considered among the best of the best in college basketball. Obviously Kentucky would like to change that. And now plans are formally in place to make that happen during 2017-18.
An article about the recently completed Federation of Korean Industries headquarters in Seoul, South Korea notes that Thornton Tomasetti was the structural engineer on the project. The 50-story tower was designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.
Thornton Tomasetti is structural engineer for a new 59-story mixed-use tower, the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, in Philadelphia, Pa. Designed by Foster + Partners, the 1,121-foot building will be located next to the Thornton Tomasetti-designed Comcast Center.
When Chinese Internet giant Tencent began looking to build a new headquarters, representatives from the company examined corporate campuses all over the world. They were attracted to the collegiate, outdoor atmosphere of the traditional American suburban tech campus, with low-rise buildings connected across sprawling grounds.
The article discusses the wind tunnel test used by Thornton Tomasetti and architects Gensler for 128-story Shanghai Tower, which will be the tallest building in China and second tallest in the world when completed.
Senior Principal Faz Ehsan authored this article (page 42) on the creative collaboration of the project team for the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute at the Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center in Columbus.
Basrah Sports City in Iraq, designed by Thornton Tomasetti and 360 Architects, was named as one of the five most inspiring projects of last year by Huff Post blogger Jacob Slevin. Chairman & CEO Tom Scarangello is quoted in the slideshow.
According to Plaza Construction, tapped by Brookfield Office Properties to build an Entry Hall Pavilion at recently re-named Brookfield Place (The World Financial Center), the new Entry Pavilion with the capacity to accommodate an estimated 100,000 commuters daily has opened.