The shape of the Vortex Tower is a hyperboloid of revolution. The structure is twisted into a spiral shape with a tapering centre and wide base. The project is based on a different concept, with rotation enabling the use of leaning columns as straight structural elements of hyperboloid.
The VortexTower was proposed for the edge of the City of London outer eastern fringe.
The similarity of the Kobe Port Tower has been noted.
- Architects Journal, "Shuttleworth stunned by Vortex's 'clear similarity' to Kobe Tower", 8 July 2004
- The Guardian, Twisting tower will be London's highest, 19 June 2004
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