Structural Digest

Looking At The Structures That Define Us

The Great White “Vanilla” North

On October 27, the well known street artist Banksy posted a short piece on his blog describing the new One World Trade Centre building as “Vanilla”. Banksy claims that the … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Christchurch’s New Shipping Container Mall

On September 4, 2010 a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck New Zealand’s third most populous urban area, Christchurch. Despite the damaged infrastructure, no casualties were reported. On February 22, 2011, nearly … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Future of Skyscrapers in Western Europe

Countries in both North America and Asia have seen a recent influx of new skyscrapers. Europe on the other hand, has fallen behind in this respect. The Burj Khalifa, in … Continue reading

October 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tower Infinity: The Invisible Skyscraper

The continuing battle for skyscraper supremacy has reached new heights with the completion of Shangai Tower in China. At 632m (2073 ft), it is the second tallest building in the … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

One World Trade Center: Rebuilding From the Ashes

There is no doubt that the attacks that occurred throughout the United States on September 11, 2001 (twelve years today) changed the course of history. The Twin Towers, located in … Continue reading

September 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

LEED-ing the Way To a Better Future

In the past few decades, the terms ‘green’, ‘eco-friendly’ and ‘sustainable’ have emerged as buzz words used to market new products and ideas. Their grasp has not evaded the building … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Cardboard: An Alternative Construction Material

Cardboard, first invented in 1817, is generally used as a packaging material (A History of Packaging). In 2001, the Department of Trade and Industry (based out of the UK) began … Continue reading

August 25, 2013 · 1 Comment