Infinity Tower World’s Tallest Twisted Building That Reduces Wind Force on Tower

twisted towerInfinity Tower, under construction in Dubai, is set to become the tallest twisted building in the world. "Its twisted shape greatly reduces wind forces on the tower. Its shape 'confuses the wind' in such a way that wind forces cannot organize themselves," says Bill Baker, an engineer with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, who worked on the Burj Khalifa. "The challenge of Infinity Tower is to distill a complex design idea into a simple structural solution with simple construction technology." – extracted from ASCE SmartBrief (7/28).  The National (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)

Mr. Baker is a member of the External Advisory Committee at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering in Northwestern University and the inaugural speaker of the Department’s Distinguished Lecture series.

Picture from