Unformatted text preview: “buttressed core.”(Which is seen in the Structure of the Sears Tower) There are six wings which each have columns and concrete cores and they buttress each other and are connected at a single hexagonal core in the center. This gives the Skyscraper incredible structure. These wings are arranges in a stepping-up style, with tiers, which go around the skyscraper spirally. This stepping up pattern is again seen in the Sears Tower, however in the Burj Dubai there are no vertical corners, and the building is very rounded. All of this is to resist the wind. The tiers and the stepping-up is a way to “confuse the wind.” The wind vortexes never organize and become strong because it encounters irregular building patterns. And although this pattern is made to confuse and disorient the wind it still in a pattern, which still does a great job in achieving Venustas....
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course ARTH 101 taught by Professor Brcak during the Fall '07 term at Ithaca College.
- Fall '07