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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Richard Horden and Glasgow Tower

Richard Horden worked with aeronautical engineer Peter Heppel, to design a vertical wing that rotated with the wind direction. The Glasgow Tower was the first of its kind to rotate to reduce the aerodynamic forces on the structure.The whole structure rests upon a 65 centimetre diameter thrust bearing which it allows it to rotate freely. The tower has two elevators each with a 12 person capacity, but this is normally limited to 6 guests plus a single member of staff for reasons of comfort. There is also an emergency staircase, comprising 523 stairs from the Cabin level to the Podium.

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