Kohinoor Towers in Mumbai, India. Courtesy gkkworks.
Thornton Tomasetti provided structural engineering design and façade consulting services for these twin commercial office towers. The taller tower, at 50 stories, is one of India’s tallest office buildings. The structure comprises a concrete core and post-tensioned concrete slab and spandrel beams. The tower structure and shaping was based on extensive wind load studies. The façade consists of faceted unitized aluminum curtain walls with provisions for ‘double facades’ on portions of the tower. The podium features custom point-supported glazing on specialty steel trusses.
The building is pursuing LEED India certification, part of the Indian Green Building Council’s official green building rating system.
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