May 29, 2014
Renaissance Tower, Turkey Nears Completion
Located in Istanbul, Turkey, Renaissance Tower will create a new 947,000 sf office development adjacent to the existing Buyukhanli Hotel. FXFOWLE’s 40-story office tower, situated in a high seismic zone, will include approximately 471,000 sf of above-grade area for lobby, commercial, and office space. Three below-grade levels will contain parking. The project also includes a large auditorium and an atrium. DeSimone performed structural analysis and design of the tower’s lateral system using the Performance Based Design method. When completed, Renaissance Tower will be the first flat slab building in Turkey to be built with a buckling restrained bracing system.