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British Designed 365m Tower is Underway

By [email protected] - 11th September 2017 - 09:59

Construction of Istanbul’s 356m high Küçük Çamlıca TV Tower (KCTV), with facades devised by UK building engineering designers Newtecnic, has commenced. When the futuristic building is completed the £36m structure will be the city’s tallest replacing several unsightly existing broadcast towers. As part of its work, Newtecnic developed an innovative facade concept that allows inhabitable spaces to be attached to the whole of the tower’s core. The tower, which will host 125 broadcasting transmitters, is expected to attract 4.5 million annual visitors and become a new city landmark. The design, which incorporates restaurants, exhibition and meeting spaces, two high-level observation decks and a panoramic elevator, was wind tunnel tested. This allowed Newtecnic to develop accurately sized facade components from the first stage studies. Newtecnic CEO Andrew Watts stated, “We are proud to see our work on dramatic and intriguing structures contributing prestige and value to UK export success.” www.newtecnic.com