16 Sep '18, 4pm

@lloydalter Here I'll save you the trouble

Chicago architect Jeanne Gang (Studio Gang Architects) being interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered by Melissa Block after being named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow discussing the Aqua Tower: “The strongest force yet you’re going to receive on a tall building is the lateral pressures from the wind. So, because we wanted people to enjoy the outdoors and be able to step outside even on the tallest floor – varying the slab edges the way that we did helps confuse the wind…” One of my friends, who is acalm, gentle, an architect, someone who gives everyone the benefit of the doubt, someone who is always telling me to put a cork in it, but in a nice way, who I can’t mention by name, went and called Studio Gang Architects and asked a simple question: “Where is the insulation? This is a LEED building? Where is the insulation?” The answer took his breath away: “We have R-11 radi...

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