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Innovations in Glass: Bigger, Flatter, Clearer

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Source: Architectural Record

Among SOM's many current projects is an office and hotel complex in Shenzhen, China, now under construction for the Shen Ye Land Company and slated to be complete by mid-2017. To deliver the desired openness within a pristine envelope, the architects designed two towers—one 984 feet tall and the other 1,276 feet tall—each with a reinforced-concrete core and minimal perimeter structure, enclosed in large expanses of glass.

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