Chicago Designers Honored for Shenzhen’s Hanking Center

Hanking Center Tower in Shenzhen, China, for which WSP USA provided structural engineering, won the 2017 National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) Excellence in Structural Engineering award.

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The skyscraper is essentially composed of two towers that are too slender to stand on their own, but wrapped together into one structure that can resist overturning forces.

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The tower’s composite columns were linked by steel diagonal bracing organized over multi-story modules around and through the tower.

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Design for the Hanking Center Tower began in early 2013, and the building topped out in late 2016.