Originally published in Interiors & Sources

11/07/2007

ArchiTech News - 11.07.07 - Ground Broken on Europe’s Tallest Building

 

 

November 07, 2007
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Ground Broken on Europe’s Tallest Building
Russia Tower in Moscow, expected to be Europe's tallest building when completed in 2012, will feature a "braced spine" structural system that, similar to a cable-stayed mast, uses sloping members to brace a central spine. Instead of tension cables, however, brace members are concrete columns arranged in a fan shape. The building will also feature photovoltaic cells and rainwater collection.
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Venturi’s New Chapel Reveres the Past
While Robert Venturi’s 1950 chapel design for his alma mater was never built, his latest chapel for the school is under construction. Its roof rises in sections like layers of a wedding cake, and the interior evokes solitude.
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The unexpected and the undefined define the IAC building: Its sleek glass façade twists, folds, and cuts into the New York City skyline; inside, state-of-the-art audiovisual technology allows this Internet conglomerate to not only connect with passersby but also with those on the other side of world.
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