2 days ago
In the City by the Bay, @modarchitecture caught this view of One Maritime Plaza. Originally known as the Alcoa Building and completed 1967, the 25-story tower introduced an innovative engineering solution: X-shaped bracing offset from a glass curtain wall. The steel framework, coated in bronze-colored aluminum, anchors the building against seismic forces while allowing for open, column-free interior spaces. Developed in a collaborative effort between architectural designers and structural engineers, the building’s original bracing system (horizontal beams were added in a retrofit in the early 2000s) was later adapted for such skyline-defining buildings as the John Hancock Center in Chicago.
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