Tree Trunk Towers: Cantilevered Floor/Super Core Structure

The concept of a structural core with cantilevered floor plates is by no means new, but extrapolating that technology to create high-rise towers is the focus of SOM’s research. Shown here is the 3,281-foot-tall a(Spire) Tower.

The 25-story tall Takshing House Redevelopment in Hong Kong.

The 110-story Fluidic Tower in Seoul, South Korea.

(a)Spire Tower Framing Plan

(a)Spire Tower Structural Diagram

Fluidic Tower Exploded Axonometric

(a)Spire Tower Section

Fluidic Tower Atrium

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