KPF-Designed Sculptural Tower Unveiled In Shanghai CBD

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Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: www.elevatorbooks.com KPF-DESIGNED SCULPTURAL TOWER UNVEILED IN SHANGHAI CBD SOHO Gubei, a 38-story office tower with a 12-story retail podium inspired by Constantin Brâncuși's "Endless Column" sculpture, debuted in the Shanghai central business district (CBD) in February, architect Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) announced. The client was SOHO China, and Chairman Pan Shiyi and KPF President James von Kemperer were among approximately 1,000 in attendance at the grand opening that included the unveiling of Shiyi's personal photography exhibit. von Kemperer compared the building to a "giant piece of public art." Its design consists of four stacked volumes and a series of shifted grids that create a density of wall surface to reduce glare and enhance shade from the sun. Image credit: Courtesy of KPF To read the full transcript of today's podcast, visit: elevatorworld.com/news Subscribe to the Podcast: iTunes│Google Play|SoundCloud│Stitcher│TuneIn

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