This is the view looking down from the top of world’s second-tallest building, the 2,073-foot Shanghai Tower, that will be ready in April.
Image credit Vadim Makhorov
The 127-story tower Shanghai Tower, the second tallest tower after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, will be ready in April.
The image was taken by Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov, that illegally climbed the unfinished skyscraper.
Shanghai Tower. Credit Gensler Architects
According to popsci, Marshall Strabala, the project’s chief architect, said:
“Wind is the biggest force on this building.” To combat it, he designed a uniquely shaped double-skin facade: The 137-degree rotation of the outer glass curtain wall cuts wind loads on the tower by 28 percent.
“If you twist an airplane wing, it won’t fly. That’s the goal with a supertall building: You have to make it un-aerodynamic.”
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