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In the design of high-rise, the slenderness ratio is a key design parameter, affecting potential tenancy rates and returns. To this end, Fender Katsalidis have executed a gravity defying addition to Melbourne's Southbank precinct with the Eureka Tower that in coming months will emerge as a new visual landmark not least through the sheer enormity of its scale. At 88 stories and 300 m high, 20 stories higher than the Rialto tower, the challenges of executing a feasible scheme for the city's first supertower required cutting edge technology both during documentation and construction.

Provided by: Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia Topic: Software Date Added: Jul 2003 Format: PDF

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