SEF Fall Lecture 2017: Vista Tower – Frustrums on Chicago’s Skyline

Rendering of Magellan Development Group and Beijing-based Wanda Group's 95-story Vista Tower, designed by Chicago Architect Jeanne Gang. | Magellan Development Group

The Structural Engineers Foundation (SEF) says David Fields will give a presentation: “Vista Tower – Frustrums on Chicago’s Skyline” on Nov. 7.

Fields will describe the unique engineering challenges of Chicago’s newest supertall building, including wind tunnel optimization, geometric irregularities, construction sequencing, and differential shortening.

The Vista Tower is currently 16 stories above grade, and headed for 96 by the end of 2018.

Fields is senior principal at Magnusson Klemencic Associates and leader of the firm’s residential specialist group.

The lecture at University Center, 525 South State St., will begin with a 5:00 p.m. reception.

This event is free and open to the public; advance reservation is requested. To register for, visit:



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