- Vortex Tower
The Vortex Tower was the working name of a huge and highly innovative project designed by
Ken Shuttleworth’s MAKE Architects, the building would have risen to a height of 984 feet (300 m) and 70 floors.
The shape of the Vortex Tower is a
hyperboloidof revolution. The structureis twisted into a spiral shapewith a tapering centre and wide base. The projectis based on a different concept, with rotation enabling the use of leaning columns as straight structural elements of hyperboloid.
The Vortex is planned on the edge of the City of
Londonouter eastern fringe if ever built.
* Ken Shuttleworth
Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower
List of Hyperboloid structures
* [http://www.designbuild-network.com/features/feature295/ The Vortex]
* [http://www.emporis.com/en/bu/nc/ne/?id=101144 Make proposes 300-metre Vortex for London]
* [http://society.guardian.co.uk/urbandesign/story/0,11200,1242601,00.html Twisting tower will be London's highest]
* [http://www.designbuild-network.com/idbi_downloads/vortex.pdf The Vortex Tower]
* [http://worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=60 London architect’s vision for tall buildings]
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