In the sleepy dusty outskirts of Jeddah, a giant is preparing to finally rise. In the Saudi Arabian desert 20 kilometres north of the ancient city, the contractors Mace and EC Harris are scheduled to start construction on April 1 of what they say will one day be the world’s tallest tower.
The 1.6-million-sf expansion of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. is this month’s cover story. Managing Principal Wayne Stocks and Vice President Zach Kates discuss the structural design challenges of the 205-bed Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center and the 355-bed Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahayan Tower.
Join Joseph Burns for a look beneath the skin of this complex project: the structure and foundations and how it was constructed. He will also explain provisions for a future train station to the airport beneath the block and future residential towers along Randolph.
Thornton Tomasetti is providing structural design services and performance-based seismic analysis of the new 73-storey tower at the Wilshire Grand development, to the engineer-of-record. The new tower in Los Angeles’ Downtown will be the tallest building in the Western United States and will include hotel rooms and offices sitting atop a low-rise base housing the building’s lobby, restaurants, retail, meeting space, and ballrooms. The project also includes five levels of subterranean parking.
This is the first in a series of posts that chronicles our evolving design process at Hickok Cole Architects in Georgetown, Washington, DC as we took on the challenge of proposing a vision for the Office Building of the Future.
The pyramidal “courtscraper” by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), an 870,000-square-foot rental project for Durst Fetner Residential (DFR), is one signoff away. The project, known as West 57, earned the City Planning Commission’s approval in December and goes before City Council in January, aiming for completion in 2015.
The new center will be roughly a quarter mile long and 70 feet high, with a spidery glass form extending above First and Fremont streets. The aboveground portion will serve bus passengers as well as provide shops, circulation areas and a rooftop park.
The structural engineering profession is evolving constantly. Behind each revolutionary design, education, or industry/code reform is the force of an individual who is not afraid to push the limits of design and technology. Each year, Structural Engineer magazine recognizes many of these respected individuals with its Power List. This editorial credits nine leaders in the structural engineering sector who are dedicated to advancing the profession and developing solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems.