The shape of the tower is a variation on Turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden, which also twists exactly 90˚.
Mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems are located in the core or within a zone between the central circulation corridor and the residential units, allowing straight vertical paths for these systems as the relationship between the apartments served varies between floors.
Deep concrete exterior columns clad in a metal skin with perforated screens help shield the building’s interior from the intense desert sun.
Each floor is rotated by 1.2 degrees to achieve the full 90˚ spiral, creating the shape of a helix. It is the world's tallest tower featuring a 90˚ twist.
The corner and interior columns twist as they ascend, but most of the perimeter columns have an identical shape and tilted relationship to the floor plate.
The building's twisted shape greatly reduces wind forces on the tower and channels the wind in a way that wind forces cannot organize themselves.
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