Building on Airby Rita Robison, Assoc. Ed.;
Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1984, Vol. 54, Issue 11, Pg. 44-47
Document Type: Feature article
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Copley Place, a $500 million hotel/retail/office/residential complex, was built on air rights over the Massachusetts Turnpike and an adjacent railroad in Boston. Two hotels occupy land parcels on either side of the 10 acre site. The central portion is supported on deep piles and plate girders as long as 102 ft. Spherical bearings transfer loads between upper columns and these girders. The entire project was constructed without disrupting turnpike and railroad traffic. Construction procedures are described.
Subject Headings: Rail transportation | Highways and roads | Plate girders | Load transfer | Commercial buildings | Columns | Piles | North America | Massachusetts | United States | Boston
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