TALL CONCRETE AND MASONRY BUILDINGS
Richard L. Tomasetti, Dennis C. K. Poon and Ling-en Hsaio
Plaza 66 is the latest addition to the skyline of Shanghai, China; with a height of 281.5 meters, it's the tallest concrete building in the city (see Figure 1). A 62-story tower, adjacent five-story retail podium and three level below-grade parking area form a three million square foot mixed-use commercial development (see Figure 2). This project embodies the challenges of building in a seismic and typhoon area with poor foundation conditions and materials of relatively limited strength, and illustrates solutions developed to meet those challenges.
Figure 1 City with Plaza 66.