Reconstruction as Research: Digital Modeling of Key Postwar Skyscrapers

Saranya Panchaseelan, Shawn Barron, Thomas Leslie, Paolo Orlando

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The 2016 CTBUH Student Research Funding Program, kindly sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories, allowed researchers to use digital reconstructions from extant drawings and publications to research and illustrate the evolution of key cladding and environmental technologies used on tall buildings constructed in the Post-WWII era. They uncovered that the “glass box” model only emerged once MEP systems and glazing technology had both advanced.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-27
Number of pages8
JournalCTBUH Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


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