Posted by Steve Glykofridis on May 03, 2003 at 18:24:39:
In Reply to: Tell me what you think of this project (pic included) posted by Mark Baker on April 13, 2003 at 21:28:42:
I think this could be an interesting project...and would be intrested in how the plans of the building were oriented...however from the looks of this photo im am not quick to believe that it is real. These days some architects/engineers manage to construct structures you wouldnt believe could stand on their own. Though by looking at the photo it does not seem to have enough structure at the furthest left part the the structure. Leaving one hell of a cantilever...Also as i look at the structure...im not sure it would even carry the dead load of the possible seven to eight floors it holds within.
My final thoughts on the project are that it could be as intresting if it were on the ground. All the money for such a large object building would be put in maintaining it in the air...though with all my criticisms I am still iintrested in it. If this is some student rendering that you have placed in a constrcution site for realism...then i suggest you look at the Telecomunicatietoren, Torre de Collserola, Barcelona, 1988 by Norman Foster. It too is a suspended structure in some sense and it may intrest you.
(if you have any info on UCLA could you pass it on)
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