Reaching for Higher Performance in Tall Buildingsfrom Angie Tennyson
October marked the completion of the Tower at PNC Plaza.
Congratulation to the teams involved, on an incredible design and construction accomplishment in Pittsburgh.
This tower stands as an example before other tall buildings on innovation in design and collaborations of design teams.
Standing 564 ft/172m, the Tower at PNC Plaza comes in #10 in Pittsburg on the skyscraper center. The distinction of the Tower is found in the design of the double-skin façade and a solar chimney.
The Tower was designed to exceed LEED™ Platinum certification, with a goal to be the greenest tower in the world. In a Breath of Fresh Air, GenslerOn, Hao Ko and Ben Tranel lead you through the creative endeavor. They share their insight of the process, from accepting the goal of designing the greenest skyrise in the world, to how they collaborated to reach this accomplished.
The bar raises in high-rise, high-performance buildings.
Case Study on the Tower at PNC Plaza with Schock Isokorb®.