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About Dennis Poon

Dennis Poon is a Vice Chairman at Thornton Tomasetti, Inc., an 800+ person, privately held structural engineering firm. Throughout his 35+ years experience he has been responsible for the design and construction of high-rise offices, hotels, airports, arenas and residential buildings throughout the US and abroad. He has expertise in the application of state-of-the-art engineering technologies for building analysis, design, construction and project management, including project delivery strategies.

Mr. Poon is the structural design principal of some of the tallest buildings including the 700+m tall Suzhou Zhongnan Center in Suzhou, China, the 600m tall Ping An International Finance Center in Shenzhen, China, the 638m tall Signature Tower in Jakarta, Indonesia, the 636m tall Wuhan Greenland Center in Wuhan, China, and the 632m tall Shanghai Tower in Shanghai, China.

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About Dennis Poon

Dennis Poon is a Vice Chairman at Thornton Tomasetti, Inc., an 800+ person, privately held structural engineering firm. Throughout his 35+ years experience he has been responsible for the design and construction of high-rise offices, hotels, airports, arenas and residential buildings throughout the US and abroad. He has expertise in the application of state-of-the-art engineering technologies for building analysis, design, construction and project management, including project delivery strategies.

Mr. Poon is the structural design principal of some of the tallest buildings including the 700+m tall Suzhou Zhongnan Center in Suzhou, China, the 600m tall Ping An International Finance Center in Shenzhen, China, the 638m tall Signature Tower in Jakarta, Indonesia, the 636m tall Wuhan Greenland Center in Wuhan, China, and the 632m tall Shanghai Tower in Shanghai, China.

Other notable projects include the 508-meter-tall Taipei 101 in Taiwan, the 452m tall Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, New York City World Financial Center; the 66-story high-rise mixed-use Plaza 66 in Shanghai; O’Hare International Airport in Chicago; MGM CityCenter Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and the Qatar Education City Convention Center.

Mr. Poon holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Columbia University. Mr. Poon was awarded Engineering News Record’s Top 25 Newsmakers of 2010. In addition, Dennis has received numerous awards including the ACEC Diamond award for MGM City Center, the ACEC National Grand Award for the design of Taipei 101, the Diamond Award from NYACE, the National Recognition Award from ACEC as well as a US CIB Award of Merit for the Plaza 66 Structural System, two James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation Awards for Bally’s Park Place Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ and the Pedestrian Bridges at Fifth Avenue Place in Pittsburgh, a Structural Engineers Association of Illinois Merit Award for the Chicago Board of Trade Building, and the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award.

He has lectured in Universities worldwide including MIT, Columbia, Delft University in Holland, NJ Institute of Technology and Hong Kong City University on the topic such as high-rise building design and steel and concrete structure design.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Board of Trustees, Trustee (2011 – Present)
  • Past Roles:
  • Conference, Speaker (Shanghai 2012; Shanghai 2014; New York 2015; China 2016)
  • Conference, Session Chair (Shanghai 2012; London 2013; 2016)

Initiatives Involving Dennis Poon

IUAV International Tall Buildings Conference 2017

7 Jun 2017, Event Invite – The 7th Annual IUAV International Tall Buildings Conference will be held at the…

CTBUH Board of Trustees Travels to Costa Rica

23-25 Mar 2017, Event Report – The CTBUH Board of Trustees was in Costa Rica for their twice annual meeting and…

CTBUH Board of Trustees Set the Agenda for 2017

16 Oct 2016, Event Report – The Board of Trustees held their second meeting of the year in conjunction with the…

Initiatives Involving Dennis Poon

IUAV International Tall Buildings Conference 2017
7 Jun 2017, Milan – Event Invite
The 7th Annual IUAV International Tall Buildings Conference will be held at the Milan Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation, featuring a plethora of experts from industry and academia.
CTBUH Board of Trustees Travels to Costa Rica
23-25 Mar 2017, San José – Event Report
The CTBUH Board of Trustees was in Costa Rica for their twice annual meeting and to support a chapter event and a signboard ceremony for the country’s tallest building.
CTBUH Board of Trustees Set the Agenda for 2017
16 Oct 2016, Shenzhen – Event Report
The Board of Trustees held their second meeting of the year in conjunction with the 2016 Conference to discuss the Council’s plans for 2017.
2016 CTBUH Leaders Meeting Report
16 Oct 2016, Shenzhen – Event Report
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held this year in conjunction with the 2016 Conference in China, bringing together the Council’s leaders from around the world.
Research Kick-off Meeting: Rope-less, Non-vertical Elevators
30 Aug 2016, Chicago – Event Report
The kick-off meeting for the CTBUH research project on rope-less, non-vertical elevators sponsored by thyssenkrupp AG was held on the campus of IIT.
YPC: 2015 Achievements and Event Success
16 Mar 2016, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH YPC held their first meeting of 2016 on March 16 at the offices of SOM to discuss the success of the past events and plans for future initiatives.
CTBUH Board of Trustees Gather in Venice for March Retreat
11 Mar 2016, Venice – Event Report
The CTBUH Board of Trustees held its first meeting of the year, reviewing 2015 accomplishments, 2016 plans, the upcoming China Conference, and more.
Educational Outreach Program
12 Feb 2016, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH YPC kicked off their educational outreach initiative with a mentorship program at Pratt Institute, to teach students how to unlock synergistic potential in their designs.
Second CTBUH Damping Research Meeting
26 Oct 2015, New York City – Event Report
Nearly 30 industry professionals and academic experts were in attendance at the second meeting for the CTBUH research project on damping.
October 2015 Trustee Meeting Report
25 Oct 2015, New York City – Event Report
The second CTBUH Board of Trustees meeting of 2015 took place before the 2015 Conference. The Board discussed Council strategy for the upcoming year, as well as welcomed new Trustees.
432 Park Avenue: Design and Engineering
15 Oct 2015, New York City – Event Report
Presentations of the architectural and engineering design of 432 Park Avenue, the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere.
VIA 57 West: Challenging Building Form and Urban Development
9 Jul 2015, New York City – Event Report
At the Bank of America Tower in New York City, more than 200 professionals attended “VIA 57 West: Challenging Building Form and Urban Development in Manhattan.”
YPC New York Presents Pioneering Megatall: Ping An Finance Center
15 Apr 2015, New York City – Event Report
The inaugural CTBUH New York City Chapter event, held at the offices of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, showcased the rising Ping An Finance Center.
Trustees Meeting Heralds Bright Future For CTBUH
9 Mar 2015, Chicago – Event Report
The CTBUH Board of Trustees held its first meeting of the year, reviewing 2014 accomplishments, 2015 plans, the New York Conference, and more.
CTBUH Leaders Discuss Ways to Broaden Council Membership
15 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The leadership of the Council convened in the Leaders Meeting to participate in discussions about how to widen the Council’s reach and effectiveness.
CTBUH Trustees Meet Ahead of 2014 Conference in Shanghai
15 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The second Board of Trustees meeting of 2014 took place in the 83rd-floor conference room at the Grand Hyatt Jin Mao in Shanghai, in advance of the 2014 CTBUH Conference.
Trustees Meeting Reflects CTBUH’s Momentum
28 Feb 2014, Chicago – Event Report
The CTBUH Board of Trustees met February 28, setting the course for a number of strategic Council initiatives, including the Strategic Five-Year Plan.
CTBUH Leaders Tour Ping An Tower
18 Oct 2013, Shenzhen – Tour Report
Executive Director Antony Wood and Trustee David Malott were treated to a high-octane tour of the under-construction Ping An Financial Center tower by its developer’s CEO.
Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Day Two
12 Jun 2013, London – Conference Activity
See the highlights from the second day of the CTBUH 2013 London Conference including The Shard Networking Reception.
Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Day One
11 Jun 2013, London – Conference Activity Report
See the highlights from the first day of the CTBUH 2013 London Conference including the Opening Plenary and Conference Dinner.
Young Professionals Committee Hosts Shanghai Tower Presentation
22 May 2013, Chicago – Event Report
The designers of Shanghai Tower presented to a capacity crowd at the Chicago Architecture Foundation May 22, at an event hosted by the Young Professionals Committee.
Trustees Meeting 2013, Chicago
4 Mar 2013, Chicago – Event Report
The board of trustees of the CTBUH held its annual meeting at IIT in Chicago on March 4. As a first order of business, the board welcomed three new trustees.
Trustees Meeting 2012 Report, Chicago
19 Mar 2012, Chicago – Event Report
After one of the most successful years in the 43-year history of the CTBUH, the Board of Trustees gathered to review recent initiatives and discuss the Council’s long-term strategies.
Trustees Meeting 2011, Seoul
11 Oct 2011, Seoul – Event Report
The second Trustees meeting of 2011, which welcomed new Trustees Dennis Poon and Steve Watts, took place during the Seoul Conference.
2011 CTBUH Leaders Meeting
9 Oct 2011, Seoul – Event Report
Tall building industry leaders from around the globe met at the seminal Dongbu Financial Center tower for the 2011 CTBUH Leaders Meeting.
CTBUH Makes New Leader Appointments
14 Sep 2011, Chicago – CTBUH News
The Council is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to the Board of Trustees, Dennis Poon and Steve Watts, and one appointment to the Advisory Group, John D. Nipaver.

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Dennis Poon Related Resources

Falling Ice Cracks New York City's Cool Facade

Falling Ice Cracks New York City's Cool Facade

21 Feb 2014, New York City – The Wall Street Journal quotes CTBUH Trustee Dennis Poon, who shares that glass-skinned buildings are less…

CTBUH: Dennis Poon Honored by University of Texas at El Paso

CTBUH: Dennis Poon Honored by University of Texas at El Paso

23 Oct 2012, El Paso – CTBUH Board of Trustees member Dennis Poon was recognized as a 2012 Distinguished Alumni of the University of…

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Mega Size Mixed-Use Projects: Redefining Vertical Urbanism

17 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti

Structural & Geotechnic Engineering Q&A

17 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
William O'Donnell, DeSimone Consulting Engineers; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; SawTeen Seen, Leslie E. Robertson Associates

Designing a Non-coplanar Exoskeleton Supertall Tower that Transforms the Skyline of Chengdu

26 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti

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Mega Size Mixed-Use Projects: Redefining Vertical Urbanism

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Dennis Poon & Larry B. Giannechini, Thornton Tomasetti

Designing a Bamboo Shaped Suptertall Tower in Hefei

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Guoyong Fu, Dennis Poon, Yi Zhu & Zheng Gui Ma, Thornton Tomasetti

Designing a Non-coplanar Exoskeleton Supertall Tower that Transforms the Skyline of Chengdu

26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront
Dennis Poon, Yi Zhu, Paul Fu & Jianhai Liang, Thornton Tomasetti

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Falling Ice Cracks New York City's Cool Facade
New York City, United States – The Wall Street Journal quotes CTBUH Trustee Dennis Poon, who shares that glass-skinned buildings are less likely to collect snow and…
CTBUH: Dennis Poon Honored by University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, United States – CTBUH Board of Trustees member Dennis Poon was recognized as a 2012 Distinguished Alumni of the University of Texas El Paso. The award was…

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Dennis Poon Related Videos

Mega Size Mixed-Use Projects: Redefining Vertical Urbanism
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti
Monday October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Dennis Poon of Thornton Tomasetti, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 4c: Structural & Geotechnic Engineering. As the draw to urban centers increases drastically with financial growth and global…
Structural & Geotechnic Engineering Q&A
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; William O'Donnell, DeSimone Consulting Engineers; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; SawTeen Seen, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. William O'Donnell, DeSimone Consulting Engineers; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; SawTeen Seen, Leslie E. Robertson Associates, answer questions at the end of the 2016 China Conference Session Session 4c:…
Designing a Non-coplanar Exoskeleton Supertall Tower that Transforms the Skyline of Chengdu
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti
The city of Chengdu is quickly becoming the center for high-rise development in southwest China. The focal point of this new vertical landscape will be the Chengdu Greenland project with its 468-meter mixed-use main tower. The tower’s complex…
2015 New York Conference - Session 2a - Q&A
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Jong-Ho Kim, Chang Minwoo Structural Consultants; William Howell, Turner International; and Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 2a: Technological Advances in Asia.
Designing a Supertall for the Venice of China
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Dennis Poon & Guoyong (Paul) Fu, Thornton Tomasetti
In this presentation, attendees will learn about the unique structural elements that support Suzhou Zhongnan Center, including the “Core-Outrigger-Megaframe” lateral system; the foundation system, which helps support the massive tower and control its…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Ping An Tower Room, Session 2 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Ping An Tower Room, Session 2 Questions & Answers session with speakers Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti, Yuqi Zhou, CSCEC1B, and Yinghou He, City University of Hong Kong.
Ping An IFC: Economical & Efficient Solutions
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti
With the completion of the 500m+ Ping An Finance Center, our era presents the question of whether traditional structural systems and design approaches are still applicable, and whether new design tools can improve the performance and sustainability…
Interview: Dennis Poon
16 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti
Dennis Poon of Thornton Tomasetti is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. Dennis discusses the evolution of structural engineering from the start of his career to today.
Session 2: What Contributes Most to Sustainability in Tall Buildings?
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Dennis Poon, Neville Glanville, Klaus Lother & David Malott
The next generation of tall buildings will be judged on more than sheer height or aesthetic appearance. In the context of sustainability, they will also be judged on more than just their energy consumption. They will be judged on their contribution…
What are the Predominant Motivations for Building Tall in the 21st Century?
Apr 2013 – Monthly Video Series; Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stephan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti & Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stephan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff; and…
The Signature Tower: Reaching High in the Sky of Indonesia
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Sugeng Wijanto, PT Gistama Intisemesta; Tiyok Prasetyoadii, PDW Architects
This presentation discusses the reasons behind the selection of the structural systems, as well as the use of advanced structural analyses and design methods, including Performance-Based Design which considering the risk-targeted MCE levels of…
Track 14: China Tall Q & A Session
Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Panel Questions & Answers
The Track 14 panel consisting of: Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; David Malott, KPF; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; and Guoyong Fu, Thornton Tomasetti take questions from delegates.
Ping An Finance Center: Pioneering China’s Tallest – Efficiencies of Form and Structures
20 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; David Malott, KPF; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti
Upon completion in 2015, the Ping An Finance Center will join an elite group of megatall buildings. This presentation discusses using the Ping An Finance Center and other buildings as examples of how the optimization of building shape impacts…
Interview: Shanghai Tower and Ping An Finance Center
18 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti
Dennis Poon of Thornton Tomasetti is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Dennis discusses two megatall towers under construction in China, the 632 m (2,073 ft) Shanghai Tower and the 660 m (2,…
The Challenges for Supertall Building Structural Design and Sustainability Issues
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Dennis CK Poon, Thornton Tomasetti
Upon completion in 2014, the Ping An Tower will be the tallest tower in China, and the centerpiece of the growing Shenzhen skyline located just a few minutes north of Hong Kong. Implementing LEED requirements for design, construction and life cycle…

Dennis Poon Related Papers/Research

Mega Size Mixed-Use Projects: Redefining Vertical Urbanism
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Dennis Poon & Larry B. Giannechini, Thornton Tomasetti
As the draw to urban centers increases drastically with financial growth and global influence, emerging markets seek to develop salient markers of success and hope. This paper explores the trend of defining an icon with a mixed-use development, and…
Designing a Bamboo Shaped Suptertall Tower in Hefei
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Guoyong Fu, Dennis Poon, Yi Zhu & Zheng Gui Ma, Thornton Tomasetti
The Evergrande International Financial Center, located in Binhu New Area CBD in Hefei, Anhui Province, China, consists of one iconic108-story, 518m tall tower, one single story podium with 23.3m roof height, and one 4-story basement. The unique tower…
Designing a Non-coplanar Exoskeleton Supertall Tower that Transforms the Skyline of Chengdu
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront; Dennis Poon, Yi Zhu, Paul Fu & Jianhai Liang, Thornton Tomasetti
The city of Chengdu is quickly becoming the center for high-rise development in southwest China. The focal point of this new vertical landscape will be the Chengdu Greenland project with its 468-meter mixed-use main tower. The tower’s complex…
Designing a Megatall for Lateral Stability and Settlement
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail; Dennis Poon, Yi Zhu, Guoyong (Paul) Fu & Zhenggui Ma, Thornton Tomasetti
As a megatall building, Suzhou Zhongnan Center will need an efficient lateral system to withstand high wind and seismic loads. A unique “Core-Outrigger-Megaframe” lateral system is used for Zhongnan Center to meet China’s code requirements. The…
Structural Design Challenges
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail; Yi Zhu, Dennis Poon, Paul Fu & Zhenggui Ma, Thornton Tomasetti
Built on soft soils, Suzhou Zhongnan Center relies on concrete bored piles with post-grouting to support the massive tower. An efficient lateral system, namely the “Core-Outrigger-Megaframe” system, provides enough lateral stiffness and strength to…
Economical & Efficient Structural Solutions
16 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; Dennis Poon, Yi Zhu, Steve Pacitto & Steve Zuo, Thornton Tomasetti Inc.
With the completion of the Ping An Finance Center (PAFC) in 2016, one of the tallest towers in China and the world will be unveiled. As more and more tall buildings exceeding 500 meters are designed, we are entering a new age of megatall buildings…
Unique Structural Design Aspects
16 Sep 2014 – Shanghai Tower: In Detail; Yi Zhu, Dennis Poon, Qing (Steve) Zuo & Paul Fu, Thornton Tomasetti Inc.
This chapter discusses the unique structural solutions for the 632m tall Shanghai Tower. An innovative “Core-Outrigger-Mega Frame” lateral system is adopted to meet China’s conservative code requirements for lateral stiffness and member capacities to…
Ping An Finance Center: Pioneering China’s Tallest – Efficiencies of Form and Structures
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; David Malott & Zhizhe Yu, KPF; Dennis Poon & Torsten Gottlebe, Thornton Tomasetti
Upon completion in 2015, the Ping An Finance Center - set to become the second tallest structure in the world and the tallest in China - will join an elite group of megatall buildings. As today’s super tall buildings become taller and more complex,…
Wuhan Greenland Center Main Tower: Seamlessly Integrating Structure and Architecture
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Guoyong Fu, Dennis Poon & Mark Dannettel, Thornton Tomasetti; Juan Betancur, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Wuhan Greenland Center Main Tower is a 125-story, 600+ meter mega-tower in China. The tower structural system has been developed to harmonize with the architecture as an integrated whole to maximize efficiency and enhance safety. The distinctive…
Structural Design Challenges of Shanghai Tower
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Yi Zhu, Dennis Poon, Steve Zuo & Guoyong Fu, Thornton Tomasetti
This paper discusses the structural challenges and solutions of the 632m tall Shanghai Tower. A unique “Core-Outrigger-Mega Frame” lateral system is used to meet China code requirements. The exterior perimeter Mega frame provides additional stiff…
The Signature Tower: Reaching High in the Sky of Indonesia
19 Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Sugeng Wijanto, Gistama Intisemesta; Tiyok Prasetyoadi, PDW Architects; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; Wayan Sengara, Institut Teknologi Bandung-Indonesia
This presentation discusses the reasons behind the selection of the structural systems, as well as the use of advanced structural analyses and design methods, including Performance-Based Design which considering the risk-targeted MCE levels of…
Anything Goes?
Mar 2012 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 1 Number 1; Dennis Poon and Leonard Joseph, Thornton Tomasetti
When Cole Porter wrote the song “Anything Goes” in 1934, he did not include skyscraper examples. The recently completed Chrysler and Empire State buildings followed decades of tall building development in a logical and predictable line. Today,…
Case Study: Shanghai Tower
Apr 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue II; Jun Xia, Gensler; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; Douglas C. Mass, Cosentini Associates
As the third tower in the trio of supertall buildings at the heart of Shanghai’s new Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, Shanghai Tower embodies a new prototype for tall buildings. The 121-story mixed-use tower offers a sustainable way of living in…
Structural Design of Taipei 101, the World's Tallest Building
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Dennis C. K. Poon & Leonard M. Joseph, Thornton Tomasetti; Shaw-Song Shieh & Ching-Chang Chang, Evergreen Consulting Engineering
This paper examines the structural design of the Taipei 101 tower, 101 stories and 508 m above grade, was the newest World’s Tallest Building at the time this paper was written.
Structural Design of the Tallest Concrete Tower in Korea, the # Star City
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Hi Sun Choi & Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; Jongho Kim, Chang & Minwoo Structural Consultant; Seongsoo Kim, Seong-Jin Structural Group
Residential high-rise buildings, such as apartments and condominiums, were introduced to provide multiple residential spaces in urban and suburban areas for their economic advantage and convenience for commuting to urban business districts.
The Tallest Concrete Building in Shanghai, China – Plaza 66
Feb 2001 – CTBUH 2001 6th World Congress, Melbourne; Richard L. Tomasetti, Dennis Poon & Ling-en Hsaio, Thornton Tomasetti
Plaza 66 is the latest addition to the skyline of Shanghai, China; with a height of 281.5 meters, it’s the tallest concrete building in the city. This project embodies the challenges of building in a seismic and typhoon area with poor foundation…