Baltimore Borrows Bridge Beams

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1980, Vol. 50, Issue 6, Pg. 66-69


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: A look at the construction of the Baltimore Convention Center, its four domelike exhibition halls, the main lobby and its service areas. The Center's four columnless exhibit halls are cast-in-place post-tensioned concrete pyramidal domes which get their strength from concrete catenary beams similar to a suspension bridge's cable, but tilted on a 37? angle. Completed on schedule: in two and a half years. Details construction methods, the structure's dimensions and notable design features such as the Pilkington glass system.

Subject Headings: Cables | Cast in place | Concrete | Conferences | Maryland | Post tensioning

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