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Doug Mayer wrote:

First off, what is a “regular-shaped building”?  ASCE defines this as “a building or other structure having no unusual geometrical irregularity in spatial form.”  To me, this sounds like any non-rectangular structural is irregular.  Is this true?

Actually I think they mean "spatially" as in "in three-dimensions." The Sears Tower would be an example of an "irregularly shaped building," but the John Hancock Building (also in Chicago) is not even though it is non-prismatic.
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