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First Look: SOM Completes 42-story Manhattan Loft Gardens in London’s Stratford

Manhattan Loft Gardens combines residential loft-style and single-story apartments, a five-star hotel, and three sky gardens. Photo © Alex Upton

Source: Architects' Journal

. . . Working as an integrated group of architects and engineers, the design team shaped the tower’s innovative steel and concrete form to create impressive communal spaces that would provide a natural platform for interaction, while working from the inside-out to maximise views and natural light.

As a result, the building has an unusual tower structure in which the majority of the floors are supported by a cantilevered post-tensioned concrete and steel-framed perimeter truss system at level 10 and 28.

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