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Reinforced concrete was seen as the only viable option for the structure for a number of reasons. Given the slenderness of the tower, the lateral system needed to be exceedingly stiff. The reinforced concrete walls and slabs provide effective fire rating and sound/acoustics insulation between units. The low flat plate slab depth reduces the overall height of the building, thereby reducing cladding costs and obviating the need for ceilings. In addition, reinforced concrete was used effectively to create the rooftop tank used as a “sloshing” liquid damper.