Above a certain height the primary structural challenge of a tower shifts from gravity loads to wind loads, from vertical to horizontal stress. As a result, most skyscrapers are built like thick columns providing an equivalent foothold to a given wind load: square plans with deep dark spaces. In response, we devised a tower that consists of 3 square towers merged into one. The central tower is straight as a dart, the two peripheral ones change places between ground floor and penthouse, causing the volume to flip 90 degrees. This provides maximal foothold for the hardest wind pressures.

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