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Old Posted Jul 17, 2017, 1:17 PM
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Beautiful shots! I trust only SHOP to turn those currently hideous East and West shear-walls into something of a masterpiece. Not even mad!
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Old Posted Jul 17, 2017, 10:05 PM
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I trust only SHOP to turn those currently hideous East and West shear-walls into something of a masterpiece.

Yes indeed...







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Where are the concrete core walls? They are the dark grey elements that line the entirety of the longer sides of the building and also wrap around the stairs and elevators. So, to provide enough lateral support for this very slender structure, the designers have effectively placed their entire floor plan inside the structural core, there really is no separate wrap around gravity system to follow after the core is built*.

Now, why doesn't every building do this? As previously noted, there is a major trade off, you'll notice this structure can only accommodate tiny, dare I say, prison cell like, windows along the two long faces of the building. You'll notice the rooms with these windows are thoughtfully laid out to be bathrooms and closets, where the impact is minimal. Presumably the structure is oriented on its site so that the favorable site lines for views are at the top and bottom of the above plan, otherwise you'd really be missing out.
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