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“To have an affordable tall building, it has to be like a Swiss watch”

Bill Baker is an American structural engineer and consulting partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) in Chicago, USA. He has been working on tall buildings since the early 1980s and is best known for the engineering of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest highrise structure.

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California Wildfires: Postmodern Pyroscapes

This year’s California wildfires are a case in point. How did modernization facilitate this disaster, and what can be done to remedy this perfect storm?

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Bicycle Architecture

The Second Bicycle Architecture Biennale launched in Amsterdam this June, featuring an array of cutting-edge bicycle infrastructural projects from around the world. But how useful are they for citizens not blessed with a bike friendly city?