Temporary Lateral Support System for Historic Building Facades in Boston

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by Robert L. Zupcak, Bergmann Associates, Rochester, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Preparing for Construction in the 21st Century:

Abstract: This paper describes a system of vertically cantilevered structural steel trusses, designed by the author, that provided temporary lateral support for a group of five and six story, 120 year old brick, stone, and cast iron building facades. The remainder of the building's structural components were demolished, and the facades restored and incorporated into the new exterior skin of a 24 story office tower.

Subject Headings: Building envelope | Building design | Construction management | Historic buildings | Temporary structures | Trusses | Steel structures | Bricks | Structural design | North America | Massachusetts | United States | Boston

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