Building: Trump Tower
Location: New York City, New York, US
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
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.
Building: MA: Andalucia’s Museum of Memory
Location: Granada, Spain
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.
Building: Oriente Station
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Architect: Santiago 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.
Building: Agave Branch Library
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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.