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Urban Corporate Campus in St Louis, MO: Project Study

Totaling nearly 1,885,000 sf, the Hanley Tower project more than tripled the size of the existing campus and included the 28-story office and mixed-use tower, two parking decks, and two pedestrian bridges: the Hanley Bridge which spans 84 feet to an adjacent office tower and the 75-foot long Lyle Bridge which connects the two parking decks.

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Adaptive Reuse of the Historic William C. Ellis & Sons Building, Memphis, TN

A key development property within One Beale is the adaptive reuse of the historic William C. Ellis & Sons Ironworks and Machine Shop into a 16,000 square foot special event center for the adjacent new Hyatt Centric Beale Street Hotel. The original William C. Ellis & Sons Ironworks and Machine Shop complex consisted of a series of buildings constructed between 1879 and 1925.

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The Symbiotic Relationship Between Art and Engineering

A symbiotic relationship exists between art and engineering. On one hand, engineering inspires art. On the other hand, art inspires engineering. Uzun + Case recently worked on the creation of two large scale art projects. Stealth is an 11 meter tall, 30,000 kilogram reinforced concrete sculpture, in Atlanta, GA, and Nimbus is a 12 meter diameter cantilevered steel structure, located in Minneapolis, MN. Both were designed by artist Tristan Al-Haddad of Formations Studio.

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Renelle on the River, Chicago: Project Study

Described as a “Once in a lifetime site along the banks of the Chicago River” by developer Belgravia’s CEO Alan Lev, Renelle on the River located along Wabash Avenue in Chicago Illinois is an 18 story condominium constructed on top of an existing 4 story garage, that remained in-service throughout construction. Building features include views and direct access to the Chicago river, a roof top amenity terrace, vegetated green roofs, a fitness center, and a covered dog run.

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Deployable Tensegrity Structures Research

Uzun + Case - Research + Design (U+C-R+D) recently teamed with the School of Architecture and School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech (GT) to develop an innovative lightweight structure. Jim Case (U+C) accompanied Jonathan Desi-Olive (GT) and Michael Koliner (GT) to demonstrate the structure at the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Exposition in Barcelona, Spain.

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725 Ponce: Aesthetic Efficiency on the Atlanta Beltline

Uzun + Case was fortunate to work on 725 Ponce, a mixed-use development by New City Properties located on the Atlanta BeltLine between North Avenue and Ponce de Leon Avenue. The $200 million development is a 14-story office, retail, and parking structure designed by the architecture firms S9 Architecture and Cooper Carry. The project was constructed by Brasfield & Gorrie and Thomas Concrete provided concrete with Carbon Cure technology.