In memoriam: Helmut Jahn

June 1st, 2021

The fabric-wrapped ThyssenKrupp test tower in Rottweil, Germany, is used to test and certify high-speed elevators, reducing development time of skyscrapers. The exterior wrap of the tower contributes to the overall structural performance and improves the durability of the concrete portion of the tower. Photo: Taiyo Europe GmbH. Celebrated architect Helmut Jahn died on Saturday, […]

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Protective fabric mesh surrounds a landmark tower

July 1st, 2020

A fabric-clad tower in southern Germany brings technicians, elevator experts and the public together in one spectacular vertical setting. By Bruce N. Wright, FAIA The fabric-wrapped ThyssenKrupp test tower in Rottweil, Germany, is used to test and certify high-speed elevators, reducing development time of skyscrapers. The tower’s observation deck offers visitors stunning views of the […]

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