16 October 2005

Bridging the gap: An analysis of proposed evacuation links at height in the World Trade Centre design competition entries

Antony Wood & Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham

This paper analyses the skybridge links of the numerous re-design proposals for the World Trade Centre Towers, with the aim of establishing their advantages and...

16 October 2005

Bridging the Gap: Proposed Evacuation Links at Height in the World Trade Center Design Entries

Antony Wood & Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham

This paper proposes to analyse in detail the skybridge links of the WTC replacement designs – impact on evacuation, structure, façade, tower operation etc –...

01 October 2005

The Skybridge as an Evacuation Option for Tall Buildings in High-Rise Cities in the Far East

Antony Wood, University of Nottingham; Wan-ki Chow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Dean McGrail, WSP Hong Kong Ltd.

Consequent to the World Trade Center (WTC) tragedy, research into the safety of tall buildings has been concentrated almost exclusively on the improvement of structural...

10 October 2004

New Paradigms in High Rise Design

Antony Wood, University of Nottingham

Tall Buildings are perhaps the most keenly debated building typology currently in existence. Opinion on their contribution to the urban agenda is usually clearly divided;...

01 August 2004

New Paradigms in High Rise Design

Antony Wood, University of Nottingham

Tall Buildings are perhaps the most keenly debated building typology currently in existence. By relating this to recent tall buildings internationally, the paper concludes by...

29 July 2004

Immediate action in providing fire safety in cities with dense highrise buildings; The Possibility of Incorporating Skybridges

Antony Wood, University of Nottingham; Dean McGrail, WSP Fire Engineering; Wan-Ki Chow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Unviersity

This paper, in reviewing fire safety provisions and fire safety engineering approaches in the context of Hong Kong, proposes the 'skybridge' concept as a way...