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Old December 23rd, 2014, 11:32 PM   #21
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Old December 25th, 2014, 02:28 AM   #22
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Old December 27th, 2014, 10:53 AM   #23
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Too bad the Chicago spire was never built

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Old January 3rd, 2015, 12:05 AM   #24
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I love them. They're beautiful.
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Old January 6th, 2015, 07:59 PM   #26
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Old January 6th, 2015, 08:04 PM   #27
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Crown Hotel - Barangaroo in Sydney.... Coming soon!

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Old January 6th, 2015, 08:58 PM   #28
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Too bad the Chicago spire was never built

Yes, this is really a pity.
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Old January 6th, 2015, 09:27 PM   #29
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Lo Storto - CityLife District, currently U/C in Milan.
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Old January 9th, 2015, 09:43 PM   #30
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some wavy line dont make a true twisting tower.
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Old January 9th, 2015, 10:59 PM   #31
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descriptions of the tower by Zaha Hadid Architects and Redesco

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The tower emerging from the site, giving shape to a torsion or vortex, a slow rising and twisting from its base. Horizontal energy is realeased into a vertical, spiralling vector aligned with a sneaking forms of the housing across the area of CityLife.
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The tower rises 185 m above ground level, and 201 m above foundations level (44 floors + 3 floors basement), with a total floor area of about 67,000 sqm. The geometry of the building is that of a warping shape, where both the floors dimension and their orientation vary along the tower axis, according to mathematical expressions that rule the geometric parameters. The structure is concrete and composite. A central core acts as main horizontal stiffening and resisting element; the slabs are cast in site r.c. plates and the comuns are also r.c., heavily armoned sections, HPC with characteristic strenght up to 75 Mpa are widely used in the columns.

Foundations are of mixed raft + piles type, where the piles are used as settlement reduction devices. The base raft is a 2,5 m thick concrete slab, resting on 64 piles aranged in clusters and points under the main load points. In order to resis the main torsional effects due to the warped column arrangement, the core lintels above main doors feature composite solutions with a mixed use of steel elements, rebar and concrete. Due to the specific form-dependent deformation effects, a highly sophisticated stage analysis both for construction and long term effects has been effected. A steel, free form podium for commercial use surrounds the base of the building.
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Old January 25th, 2015, 02:07 PM   #32
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some wavy line dont make a true twisting tower.
I agree. Great design though.

In general, the best looking twist is abou 90-180°.
I like the ones with rounded edges, like the Shanghai tower and the Point in Guayaquil.
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Old February 7th, 2015, 08:29 AM   #33
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Old February 8th, 2015, 11:30 PM   #34
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Old February 9th, 2015, 08:38 AM   #35
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Twisted Skyscrapers around the world!

a) Turning Torso, Malmo, Sweden
b) Infinity Tower, Dubai
c) Avaz Twist Tower, Sarajevo
d) Absolute World Towers, Mississauga, Canada
e) Kuwait Trade Center
f) Revolution Tower, Panama City
g) Hadid Tower, Milan
h) Evolution Tower, Moscow
i) Gehry Tower, Hanover
j) Opus Hong Kong
k) Mode Gakuen Spiral Towers, Nagoya
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Old February 9th, 2015, 07:04 PM   #36
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the official name is...
g) Lo Storto, Milan
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Old February 14th, 2015, 01:21 PM   #37
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Axis towers, Tbilisi, Georgia.
height-2x150m
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