Author: Brown, P A;Davies, V J;Lewis, L H
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Brown, P A;Davies, V J;Lewis, L H
Dr. D. Robak: As one closely connected with the design of the hangar, from the initial discussion with the user to the day of its final completion, I would like to enlarge
on the reasons why the scheme described by Mr. Taylor was finally adopted.
Mr. G. Mould: When completed, the tower block at Guy’s Hospital will be an extraordinary building, not because it incorporates any sensational new structural
concepts nor because it is a particularly bizarre piece of architecture. This is the first time that a 32 storey hospital has been produced in this country, and there are few abroad either. I have not tried to present a highly technical description of the structural design of a highrise building, but I have emphasized the structural engineer’s contribution, as part of a team, to meeting the accommodation requirements of a very wide crosssection of the medical profession, and at the same time meeting the physical requirements of the planning authorities.
Mr. W. G. N. Geddes, BSc, CEng, FIStructE, FICE, FIWE, FIES, has the distinction of being the first Scot to serve as President of the Institution while actually domiciled in Scotland. Taking ofice on 7 October next, Mr. Geddes will deliver his Presidential Address at an Ordinary Meeting at 6 pm that evening at 11 Upper Belgrave Street, London.