Vortex Tower

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The Vortex Tower was the working name of a project designed by Ken Shuttleworth’s MAKE Architects. The building would have risen to a height of 984 feet (300 m) and 70 floors.

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.

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