the Twistscraper® is a monumental piece of art, contrary
to most of the existing high-rise buildings of the present. There
is no question about the great impact it will have on the skyline
of a city, its residents and the general population.
The main advantages of the Twistscraper are:
Strong shock waves from
any direction like those from earth quakes, are effectively absorbed
due to the hidden circular column reaching from the bottom to
the top at the center of the building and the expansion joints
at every floor.
installation is necessary to handle the temperature differences
between the sunny and shadowy side of the building, because all
stories are individually and independentally attached to the
circular column. The arising and unavoidable dilatation is absorbed
by the implanted expansion joints.
streamlined form of the building reduces the forces and moments
acting on the structure caused by changing athmospheric conditions.
Rescueing people in
case of a fire is simplified and accelerated due to the existence
of inclined and overhanging facades.
cost of the Twistscraper is estimated to be only slightly higher
than that of a conventional skyscraper with similar dimensions.
will establish itself as a "first address", hence providing
a strong promotion effect to its residents.
study for the Twistscraper conducted by a Swiss civil engineer
specializing in statics of skyscrapers in the USA has shown positive
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