Mixed Use, Mixed Materials

by Rita Robison, Assoc. Ed.; Civil Engineering—ASCE, New York, N.Y. 10017,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1985, Vol. 55, Issue 3, Pg. 42-45

Document Type: Feature article


Tabor Center is a $330 million office/commercial/hotel complex in Denver's urban renewal area. The two block site is bisected by a street that had to be kept open during construction. The street is now carried on a bridge built on caissons drilled from the surface, then excavated below. Two office towers were designed as steel/concrete composites, with their loads carried down through subterranean garages to bedrock. One garage is post-tensioned concrete, the other precast. A hotel, a 3-story retail structure and a plaza complete the complex.

Subject Headings: Construction sites | Streets | Parking facilities | Precast concrete | Underground construction | Bridges | Caissons | Drilling

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