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5/20/14

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Supertall Jakarta Tower Driven by Sustainability

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Source: Civil Engineering

A 530 m tall skyscraper in Jakarta, Indonesia, will be the world’s first “supertall” tower—defined by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats in Chicago as those more than 300 m tall—to feature sustainability as its primary design driver. Intended to be a net-zero-energy building, the tower will boast a host of energy-saving and energy-generating features, including an array of wind turbines at its crown. But constructing the supertall building in a highly seismic area and on a site with poor soil conditions is creating an array of challenges that engineers are resolving through performance-based design.

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