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Torre Reforma - an innovative tower design in Mexico City

Grant, DN; Pittella, R; Tavolaro, M; Kourakis, I; (2010) Torre Reforma - an innovative tower design in Mexico City. In: 1st International Conference on Structures and Architecture. : Guimar aes, Portugal.

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Abstract

The 244 m tall Torre Reforma is being designed to the highest standards for seis-mic performance and sustainability, and will be the tallest building in Central and South Ameri-ca. The building has a unique structural configuration due to its triangular shape in plan, cluster floor arrangement and exposed perimeter coupled shear walls and façade structural steel brac-ing, eliminating all vertical columns. In addition, the building is located eccentrically on its site, and includes a 10-story basement to accommodate car parking requirements. To respond to these design challenges, the project team developed an efficient and economical structural sys-tem, and carried out a performance-based seismic design of the tower including nonlinear re-sponse history analysis.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Torre Reforma - an innovative tower design in Mexico City
Additional information:keywords: Arup, By me, LS-DYNA, Structures, Tall, ToAddPDF
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

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