More than an engineering marvel, modern skyscrapers are a microcosm of the larger metropolis they reflect. Developers, corporations, governmental agencies, organizations, municipalities, and other stakeholders often look at the value of their real estate relative to its long-term impact on their organizations as well as surrounding communities. These buildings are designed and built to positively contribute to their communities over decades and often generations. They are catalysts for additional development while making a statement about the vitality of a region, city, or country.
Developers, corporations, governmental agencies, organizations, municipalities, and other stakeholders often look at the value of their real estate relative to its long-term impact on their organizations as well as surrounding communities.
The “Butterfly Effect” describes a relatively minor event– like a time traveler accidentally stepping on a butterfly in prehistoric times– having a major impact on future events. Ripple effects. Building systems are an eco-system unto themselves, complex, intertwined, and interdependent. Our experts understand how to orchestrate and choreograph changes to high rise environments.
Recent world events have put increased focus on health, safety, and the environment– especially as related to spaces in supertall structures. This just happens to be the same focus ESD was founded on over 50 years ago. For example, our industry leaders provide guidance on HVAC system design and operations best practices that help mitigate risk and improve indoor air quality (IAQ) in the context of post-pandemic high-rise commercial office building ventilation performance.
from right next to it on the street to from across the river, as well as at all kinds of points in between. It’s important to think of it as an element in a larger skyline, but also as an element in an immediate streetscape.