Tall Buildings

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Architectural Record
By Alexandra A. Seno, Joann Gonchar, FAIA, Clifford A. Pearson, and Jeremy Hanson

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss earthquake-resistant technologies suitable for tall buildings and alternatives to code-prescribed seismic design methods.
  2. Describe several types of envelope systems that can reduce heat gain and glare.
  3. Describe strategies for ensuring occupant comfort suited to tall buildings and diverse climates.
  4. Discuss ideas for creating public space within dense urban environments.

Credits:

1 AIA LU/HSW
1 AIBD P-CE
0.1 IACET CEU*
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
OAA 1 Learning Hour
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.

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Most architects of tall buildings will admit that height for height’s sake is an empty pursuit: there is so much more involved than garnering a spot in the record books. The towers on the following pages bear this out. They make their mark with inventive facades, innovative structural systems, and new strategies for defining public space—and they still meet the sky in graceful ways.

SalesForce Tower, San Francisco

PHOTOGRAPHY: © JASON O'REAR

SalesForce Tower, San Francisco,
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

 

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