Baltimore Borrows Bridge BeamsSerial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1980, Vol. 50, Issue 6, Pg. 66-69
Document Type: Feature article
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: Bridge components | Beams | Concrete beams | Cables | Cable stayed bridges | Construction management | Construction methods | Suspension bridges | Concrete columns | Bridge columns | North America | Maryland | United States | Baltimore
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