November 17, 2011 - Popular Science: Upscale and unshakeable
The three Zenith towers top out at 988 feet, but their wide stance and butterfly-shaped core walls shrug off blasts from storms over the China Sea.
November 15, 2011 - The National: Work on 1km-tall Kingdom Tower set to begin in January
Construction is ready to begin on the $1.2bn Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, says Adrian Smith, the lead architect. The building, to be the world’s tallest, will include a six-storey “sky palace”.
November 03, 2011 - Cadalyst: The Sky Is Not the Limit
Advances in BIM and software interoperability are helping propel a boom in supertall building construction.
October 01, 2011 - Civil Engineering: Aerial Advancement
Detailed modeling & analysis of the numerous load cases enabled us to extend the service life of New York’s Roosevelt Island Tram.
September 01, 2011 - Civil Engineering: World's Tallest Building Must Be More Than Tall
When plans were announced last month to construct the world’s tallest building in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it was not surprising that much of the focus was on the sheer height of the structure.
September 01, 2011 - Fabric Architecture: ETFE Moves Mainstream
ETFE was pioneered by DuPont more than 40 years prior to its architectural debut in Europe in the early 1980s.
August 16, 2011 - CNN: New York-based engineering firm to investigate Indiana stage collapse
The Indiana State Fair Commission is hiring New York-based engineering company Thornton Tomasetti Inc. to investigate Saturday’s deadly stage collapse, officials said Tuesday.
August 16, 2011 - Wall Street Journal: Indiana State Fair Hires Engineering Firm for Probe
The Indiana State Fair on Tuesday said it has hired an engineering firm to investigate why a stage was toppled by fierce winds Saturday night, killing five people and injuring dozens. The investigation will be run by Scott Nacheman, who heads the Chicago office of Thornton Tomasetti Inc., an international engineering firm that has worked on projects in 42 countries.
August 11, 2011 - Construction Week: Kingdom Tower is practical challenge
Speaking to ConstructionWeek, Bob Sinn, principal at engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti, said: “At extreme heights, the main challenges are along practical and architectural lines, not material or structural.
August 05, 2011 - WTTW: Interview with Adrian Smith
WTTW talks with Chicago architect Adrian Smith, who, along with his firm, has been picked to design the world’s tallest building — to be built in Saudi Arabia.
August 03, 2011 - Construction Week: Kingdom Tower is next step in design
The 1km-high Kingdom Tower to be built in Jeddah represents “an evolution and a refinement of an architectural continuum of skyscraper design,” according to Gordon Gill from Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG).
August 02, 2011 - MSNBC: World's tallest coming to Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia unveiled plans Tuesday to build the world’s tallest tower — a mixed-use structure that will rise two-thirds of a mile high — in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah.