Builders Solve Calatrava’s Florida Polytechnic Puzzle

Excerpt of an article from ENR: Builders of a glass-sheathed Florida college building—topped by a 250-ft-long skylight shading system with 94 louvered arms that raise and lower to track the sun—say they could not have successfully executed the unusual design without intense consultant-contractor cross-pollination. The $60-million building nearing completion in Lakeland, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, is on time and on budget thanks to the teamwork, they say.

The 121-storey transparent glass Shanghai Tower will twist and taper as it rises to a height of 632 metres, making it China’s tallest skyscraper. Yet despite its complexity, the design team has developed an elegantly simple solution. – See more at: http://sourceable.net/simplifying-the-structure-of-chinas-tallest-skyscraper/#sthash.gCdY6NfE.dpuf
The 121-storey transparent glass Shanghai Tower will twist and taper as it rises to a height of 632 metres, making it China’s tallest skyscraper. Yet despite its complexity, the design team has developed an elegantly simple solution. – See more at: http://sourceable.net/simplifying-the-structure-of-chinas-tallest-skyscraper/#sthash.gCdY6NfE.dpuf
The 121-storey transparent glass Shanghai Tower will twist and taper as it rises to a height of 632 metres, making it China’s tallest skyscraper. Yet despite its complexity, the design team has developed an elegantly simple solution. – See more at: http://sourceable.net/simplifying-the-structure-of-chinas-tallest-skyscraper/#sthash.gCdY6NfE.dpuf

The 121-storey transparent glass Shanghai Tower will twist and taper as it rises to a height of 632 metres, making it China’s tallest skyscraper. Yet despite its complexity, the design team has developed an elegantly simple solution. – See more at: http://sourceable.net/simplifying-the-structure-of-chinas-tallest-skyscraper/#sthash.gCdY6NfE.dpuf

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