Introduction to Building
- Status – Completed in 2003
- Architect – David M. Childs of SOM
- Location – 10 Columbus Circle, New York
- Height – 750 ft (229 m )
- Floor – 55 above ground
- Type – Multifunctional building
- Investment- $1.7 bn
- Owner – The Related Companies
- Birth – 1941 Princeton, New Jersey
- Background – Yale school of architecture & New York Institute of Technology.
- Project – 7 World Trade Center, Worldwide Plaza ,US News & world report Head Quarter and many more.
About the building:
- The complex has an interesting geometry derived from its site, its concave front facing onto the curve of Columbus Circle
- its dominant twin towers shaped as parallelograms
- Perfectly calibrated, glittering glass facades, the suave, sharp-edged precision that is amazingly subtle and refined for a structure of this enormous size.
- Steel and alloys are used in panes and in window , in few parts exposed frame are used .
- Skeleton Building
- As geometrical mass
- Metal grid facade
- Shopping mall,whole food market grocery shop at the base of the building
- The complex is also home to a 1,200 seat theater for Jazz at Lincoln center as well as CNN studio.
- The two-hundred-and-fifty-room Mandarin Oriental hotel condominium apartments, a big retail atrium, restaurants, and space for cultural events
- Formed in 1936 by Louis Skidmore and Nathaniel Owings; in 1939 they were joined by John O. Merrill
- SOM has completed over 10,000 projects around the nation and in more than 50 countries around the world and maintains offices in all over the world
- One of the largest architectural firms
- More than 800 awards for quality and innovation
- Expertise is in high-end commercial buildings
- SOM was one of the first major modern American architectural firms to promote a corporate face of Architecture
- Freedom Tower
- Trump International Hotel and Tower
- Burj Dubai
- San Francisco International Terminal,
- Sears Tower
- First Wisconsin Plaza
- Haj Terminal, Jeddah
- Weyerhaeuser Headquarters
- John Hancock Center, Chicago
- Wells College Library, Aurora
- Air Force Academy Chapel
- Lever House
Burj Dubai , 2009 , Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Completion Year: 2009
- Expected Height : 818 m
- Floors : Around 162
- Site Area: 1,121,707 ft2
- Project Area: 5,000,000 ft2
- Its design is reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision for The Illinois, a mile high skyscraper designed for Chicago.
- “The tower goes up in steps in a spiraling way. In Islamic architecture, this symbolizes ascending towards the heavens.” – Architect Adrien Smith,
- The building resembles the bundled tube form of the Sears Tower, but is not a tube structure.
- Has 26 Terraces
- A Y-shaped floor plan is inspired from the geometrics of the desert flower and the patterning systems employed in Islamic architecture (Onion Dome).
- According to SOM Burj Dubai was designed based on the 73-floor Tower Palace Three, an all-residential building in Seoul, South Korea