||All three buildings are constructed of concrete flat slab with punched window openings on the exterior facade. The finish material on each of the buildings is unique. The central office building is clad entirely in metal panels; the East (tallest) tower is comprised of curvilinear volumes finished in plaster, and the West tower is a grouping of volumes faced in brick. All buildings have operable windows for natural ventilation. The articulation of the window and its relationship to the exterior skin is similar in all three structures. The clustered organization of the volumes maximizes the occurrence of offices with waterside views.
A great deal of cost and expenditure went into the calculation and construction of almost 1600 windows in the three buildings. Gehry’s idea to put each window into a box in order to counteract the different inclinations and angles was fantastically simple – but not that simple to realize. The great variety of shapes of the outer walls required extremely detailed designs. As a result, 1531 individual window boxes had to be designed, manufactured and installed.||Make:
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