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Trump Tower – New York City, NY

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Building: Trump Tower
Location: New York City, New York, US
Completion: 1983
Architect: Swanke Hayden Connell
Structural Engineer: Cantor Seinuk (Now WSP Cantor Seinuk)

AE Interest: No intermediate columns; use of reinforced concrete structure for speedy construction; 7 story atrium; bracing in core only removed need for many columns on lower levels of the buildind; girders on 3 mechanical floors support entire 38 floors of residential space
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Written by Trey Dondrea

February 1, 2011 at 3:36 pm

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111 First Street – Jersey City, NJ

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Building: 111 First Street
Location: Jersey City, NJ, United States
Architect: Rem Koolhaas
Structural Engineer: WSP Cantor Seinuk
MEP: Flack + Kurtz
Client: BLDG Management; Athena Group
Status: Not yet completed

AE Interest: Bottom section acts as large plinth which supports 2 foundations at 90 degree angle to eachother; building anchored by reinforced concrete tube located in building core; large cantilevered sections supported by “rigid frame facade” and cantilevered concrete beams.

Written by Trey Dondrea

February 1, 2011 at 3:06 pm

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MA: Andalucia’s Museum of Memory – Granada, Spain

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Building: MA: Andalucia’s Museum of Memory
Location: Granada, Spain
Completion: 2009
Architect: Alberto Campo Baeza
Engineer: R. Úrculo Ingenieros Consultores S.A.
Structural Engineering: Andrés Rubio Morán, Mª Concepción Gutiérrez

AE Interest: Very slim, concrete building; The building’s height and width are the same as the Caja Granada Savings Bank, and the two together create a “gate to the city”; Elliptical courtyard with spiraling, circular ramps.

Written by Trey Dondrea

August 31, 2010 at 3:46 pm

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Serreria Bridge – Valencia, Spain

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Building: Serreria Bridge
Location: Valencia, Spain
Completion: 2006
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Engineer: Calatrava

AE Interest: Single, sail-like mast, cable bridge; mast rises to 125m; bridge length is 155m.

Written by Trey Dondrea

August 31, 2010 at 3:38 pm

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Rufo House – Toledo, Spain

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Building: Rufo House
Location: Toledo, Spain
Completion: 2009
Architect: Alberto Campo Baeza

AE Interest: Narrow, concrete home built on a hill outside Toledo; emphasizes functionality given a small/narrow area; Glass room atop the jetty-like roof of the house.

Written by Trey Dondrea

August 31, 2010 at 3:29 pm

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Oriente Station – Lisbon, Portugal

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Building: Oriente Station
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Completion: 1998
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Engineer: Calatrava

AE Interest: Serves as a hub for many different kinds of transport: airplane, train, taxi, and bus; “folding” network of concrete pillars are analogous to palm trees; joins two major regions of Lisbon with railway tracks on the bridging structure.

Written by Trey Dondrea

August 31, 2010 at 3:27 pm

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Agave Branch Library – Phoenix, Arizona

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Building: Agave Branch Library
Location: Phoenix Arizona
Completion: 2009
Architect: Will Bruder & Partners
Structural Engineering: Rudow and Berry
Civil Engineering: Hess Rountree

AE Interest: False front constructed of galvanized steel; building contrasts opaque elements like cinder block with translucent elements; open floor plan with exposed structural/mechanical elements.

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Written by Trey Dondrea

August 31, 2010 at 3:23 pm

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