Books Name: Design and Analysis of a 47 Storey Hotel Building
Author/Writer: Dennis C.K. Poon P.E., Thornton Tomasetti
This paper is about Futian Shangri-La Hotel Tower construction and structural design consideration,lateral force resisting system,sloping concrete columns,long span post-tensioned transfer girder and other design challenges for this project.
The tower is approximately 190m tall, with a comparatively small 40 m by 40m footprint. At levels 27, the exterior concrete columns start to bend inward. Per China code requirement for safety, two refuges/MEP levels in the tower are required and located at Level 12 and level 26F. There are additional two MEP levels located above Level 5 and Level 36. At upper floor (Elev. 184.8m), a 20mx20m helicopter platform is designed to receive a 10ton chopper landing for VIP guests. The design life of the structure is 50years.