Kōrero: Building materials

Glass building

Glass building

The Bank of New Zealand building on Waterloo Quay, Wellington, was completed in 2008. The glass facade is suspended from large steel beams at roof level, using steel rod hangers. Known as a 'curtain wall', this system is commonly used to wall in skyscrapers. The glass does not contribute to the support structure of the building.

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Photograph by Carl Walrond

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jeremy Salmond, 'Building materials - Roofing and glazing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/25129/glass-building (accessed 19 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Jeremy Salmond, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010