Tube (structure)

system to resist lateral loads in structural engineering

In structural engineering, the tube is a system where a building is designed to act like a hollow cylinder to give it more support. This system was created by Fazlur Khan while at the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), in their Chicago office.[1]

John Hancock Center in Chicago is known for its tube structure design

The first example of the tube’s use is the Plaza on DeWitt, in Chicago, Illinois.[2]

References change

  1. Weingardt, Richard (2005). Engineering Legends. ASCE Publications. p. 76. ISBN 978-0-7844-0801-8.
  2. Beedle, Lynn S.; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (1986). Advances in tall buildings. Van Nostrand Reinhold Company. p. 149. ISBN 978-0-442-21599-6.