SuperTall

Jul272011

SuperTall


Date:
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
Time:
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Organizer:
Skyscraper Museum
Address:
39 Battery Place
URL:
Phone:
212-968-1961
Fee:
$5, $2.50

Description:

First day of a new exhibition. SUPERTALL! is an international survey of superlative towers featuring projects that have been completed since 2001, are under construction, or are expected to top out by 2016. This recent generation of giants, generally 100 stories or higher, represents a new paradigm of slender mixed-use towers that explore innovative approaches in engineering, curtain wall and construction technologies, energy efficiency and sustainability, and ideas of vertical communities. To distinguish the rarified air of the super- from the merely very tall, the Museum has made the benchmark 380 meters/ 1250 feet - the height of the Empire State Building - rather than the more frequently used measure of 300 meters. In 2007, for its exhibition "World's Tallest Building: Burj Dubai," the Museum created a global Supertall Survey that included thirty-five buildings, both historical and contemporary. The new show updates that study, dropping twelve of the original group that were not realized or did not achieve the height, and adding twenty-five new projects or designs. Wednesday through Sunday, through January 2012


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