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KPN Telecom Office Tower – Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Building:  KPN Telecom Office Tower
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Address: Wilhelminakade 123
Design
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural Consultant: Royal HaskoningDHV (previously Corsmit Consulting Engineering)
Graphic Design Consultant (for screen): Studio Dumbar
Height: 96.5 m (316 ft)
Completion: 2000

AE Interest: central vertical core, taller tower has 5.9° incline (same angle as suspension cables of nearby Erasmus Bridge), lateral stability of tower secured by 45 m (148 ft) high steel arm connecting to center point of screen facade, facade is curtain wall of 3600 sm (38750 sf), facade has grid of 896 24V lights capable of being seen from as far as 2 km (1.24 mi) [a]
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Written by Ryan Boehm

September 7, 2016 at 12:41 pm

Posted in Built

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