The Tall Buildings Reference Book Parker and Antony
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The Tall Buildings Reference Book Parker and Antony



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Tall Buildings Contents


PART ONE: WHY BUILD TALL?

  • Introduction
  • A Brief History of the Twentieth-Century Skyscraper 
  • Aesthetics, Symbolism, and Status in the Twenty-First Century 
  • A Client’s Perspective
  • Tall Building Economics 
  • Is Refurbishment a Better Option? 

PART TWO: HUMAN, SOCIAL AND URBAN ISSUES

  • Introduction 
  • Tall Buildings in the Public Domain 
  • Masterplanning Urban Habitats 
  • Building Tall: The Future of Cities 
  • Islands in the Sky, Cities on the Ground: The Public Realm and Its Impact on Tall Buildings 
  • Internal Environment and Planning 
  • Atria: A Vital Ingredient of Sustainable Tall Buildings

PART THREE: SUSTAINABLE RESPONSIBILITIES AND RISK

  • Introduction
  • Sustainability and Energy Considerations 
  • Towards Energy Independence 
  • Recent Advances in Technologies, Techniques, and Materials
  • Risk Considerations in Tall Building Design 

PART FOUR: ENGINEERING THE TALL BUILDING

  • Introduction
  • The Limits of Materials and Structures 
  • Structural Possibilities
  • Foundations and Basements 
  • Seismic Design 
  • Designing for Wind

PART FIVE: ENCLOSURE, SERVICING, AND CONSTRUCTION

  • Introduction 
  • Curtain Walls
  • Towards a Double-Skin Solution 
  • Fire Safety and Evacuation 
  • Servicing the Tall Building 
  • Vertical Circulation: Past, Present, and Future 
  • Logistics and Project Management 
  • Afterword: The Future of Tall? 

PART SIX: CASE STUDIES

  • Aqua Tower, Chicago, USA 
  • Bank of America Tower, New York, USA 
  • Hearst Tower, New York, USA
  • Manitoba Hydro Place, Winnipeg, Canada 
  • One Madison Park, New York, USA 
  • Veer Towers, Las Vegas, USA 
  • Guangzhou International Finance Center (GZIFC), Guangzhou, China 
  • International Commerce Centre (ICC), West Kowloon, Hong Kong 
  • Regent Place: Lumière Residences and Fraser Suites, Sydney, Australia
  • Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 
  • Missing Matrix Building: Boutique Monaco, Seoul, South Korea
  • Mode Gakuen Spiral Towers, Nagoya, Japan
  • The Met, Bangkok, Thailand 
  • Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China 
  • The Troika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
  • Hegau Tower, Singen, Germany 
  • Heron Tower, London, UK 
  • Al Hamra Tower, Kuwait City, Kuwait 
  • Bahrain World Trade Center, Manama, Bahrain 
  • Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE 
  • Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi, UAE 
  • O-14, Dubai, UAE 
  • One World Trade Center, New York, USA

Introduction to The Tall Buildings Reference Book


That there is a need for this book is indisputable. The tall building typology has witnessed more rapid growth in the past two decades than in the preceding hundred years, and yet the vast majority of current books on the subject fall into the glossy, coffee-table book category— high on the image, low on content, especially technical content.

All aspects of tall buildings—form and architectural design, relationship to urban habitat, structural systems, elevating techniques, construction methods, environmental strategies, attitudes towards facades— have seen a major development in the first decade of the twenty-first century

And thus this book is more than just timely in its intended capture of the “state of the art”; it is absolutely necessary.

The boom in tall building construction over the past decade or so is unprecedented in the history of mankind. Although there have been intense periods of tall building construction in specific geographic areas throughout history—late-nineteenth-century Chicago, art deco New York

Or post–Second World War Europe, for example—the boom of the 1990s and 2000s has reached across virtually the entire globe—from Brisbane to Beijing, Rio to Riyadh, Toronto to Tokyo.

It seems that almost all cities globally have been developing their urban habitat skyward. At the same time, many characteristics of high-rise construction have changed fundamentally from what they were for most of the twentieth century. A number of emergent trends are now evident.

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