Project Spotlight: Gotthard Base Tunnel, Switzerland

The Gotthard Base Tunnel is an active project beneath the Swiss Alps, expected to open in 2016.  The completed Gotthard project will consist of two single-track with a route length of 35.4 miles plus 94.3 miles of tunnels shafts and passages, easily making it the world’s longest rail tunnel.  The Gotthard will double freight capacity […]

Building the Tallest Building in America – The Chicago Spire

Project Spotlight:
Chicago has always been a city of tall buildings with the Sears Tower still boasting as the tallest building in America – years after it was constructed. This long rein of the Sears Tower will soon change after the completion of the Chicago Spire, a 150-floor residential building.

The view down – Chicago’s Sears Tower Skydeck

A glassed-enclosed box on the 103rd-floor of The Sears Tower, will offer visitors a view of the city at all angles, including straight down, by means of four laminated, structural-glass modules that will extend more than 4 ft from the tower’s existing curtain wall./strong