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Have any of these architects consulted with a local structural engineer? The buildings look pretty but the concept of skinny columns supporting elevated volumes does not seem to be suitable to Miami Dade county, the only county in the entire state that would check the structural calculations required when they apply for a building permit. Unless the buildings eventually incorporate enough shearwalls on the inside, the structure shown would not be able to resist the design wind pressures that are mandated by the Florida Building Code.


Hi, Gene.

The Science Museum's Adriana Villar Marin responds to your query:

Yes, we do have a local structural engineer, Francisco Cuello, to complement Arup USA.
We also have the very experienced and local Rodriguez and Quiroga as our Executive Architects, working closely with Grimshaw Partners as we advance the design.

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