Tall self-supporting Load Bearing Glass Structures

This paper will go through some historic development in load bearing glass structures with the focus on recentry completed 8 storey high, 28 tall self-supporting lift shaft enclosure for the residential property in Knightsbridge, London. The glass structure, which believed to be tallest self-supporting annealed glass structure in the world, comprised of curved laminated vertically stacked glass cylinder of 1.4m diameter terminating with openable semi-circle roof lights as well as cylindrical roof top structure.