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The place of high-rise in historic cities
Speaker: Bill Price

The ShardThe Shard
  • Tuesday 25 June 2013, 4.15PM
  • Free admission
    Booking required, see below for tickets
  • Ron Cooke Hub, University of York (See locations page)

Event details

The Shard in London is the tallest building in Europe. Designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano the structural design for the building was provided by WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultancies. Bill Price from WSP will talk about the place of high-rise buildings in historic cities and the engineering challenges faced, drawing from experience of The Shard in London and Ground Zero in New York.


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