The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 50 (1972) > Issues > Issue 11 > The Connaught Centre, Hong Kong
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The Connaught Centre, Hong Kong

The paper describes the unusual problems encountered in designing a building structure some 179 m (586 ft) high above ground level to withstand typhoon wind loading. The building is sited on reclaimed land adjacent to the Star Ferry terminal in the Central District of Hong Kong and the methods adopted in solving the structural problems are fully described. W.E.A. Skinner

Author(s): Skinner, W E A

Keywords: multistorey buildings;connaught centre, hong kong;wind loads;landfill;basements;core construction;hurricanes;foundations;reinforced concrete;piles