Design & Build Review: Issue 10

After seven long years of construction the One World Trade Center is nearing completion. In the latest issue of Design & Build Review we ask the developers of the project about the processes behind building one of the most symbolic structures in history.

In the rest of the magazine we also explore the regenerative potential of construction and renovation in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games and investigate fire safety standards for residential buildings.

Moreover, we take a look at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, South America’s largest stadium, which is getting a makeover ahead of 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics Games. We also explore a new demolition process developed in Japan as a cleaner, more economic alternative to explosives.

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In this issue

The Rise of an Icon
Twelve years after New York’s twin towers were razed to the ground by terrorists, the One World Trade Center has been topped out. We review the construction of a new symbol of freedom.
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A New Face for Rio
Hosting the Olympics in 2016 could truly transform Rio de Janeiro. Bill Hanway of AECOM, Bruno Campos of BCMF and Chris Gaffney from the Universidade Federal Fluminense discuss the possibility of creating a positive legacy in the city.
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Ready for Kick-Off
South America’s largest stadium, the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, is getting a complete makeover ahead of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.
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Built-In Protection
Inquests into deadly fires in high-rise towers have revealed failings by both landlords and authorities to keep residents safe. Design & Build Review asks could a new approach to materials, systems and guidelines help to improve safety?
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Vanishing Act
Traditional tower block demolition methods are risky, especially in densely populated cities. We find out how two companies in Japan are leading the charge towards tidier and more sustainable methods.
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Materials: In the next issue, out in September, we take a look at cutting-edge materials, as well as innovative uses of traditional materials, and how they are influencing blueprints as the industry strives to create ever more efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly buildings.

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