Towering Achievementby Virginia Fairweather, Freelance Writer; Wyckoff, NY; formerly, Editor in Chief,
Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2001, Vol. 71, Issue 10, Pg. 40-47
Document Type: Feature article
A new headquarters complex being constructed for Goldman Sachs in New York City will rise where a Colgate factory once stood. The complex will incude a high-rise main building, a mixed-use facility, and a glass-enclosed atrium connecting the two structures. One of the greatest challenges of the project was excavating and disposing of contaminated soil below the former factory, as well as disposing of a 64 sq ft (6 m²) wide block of soap that had accumulated over the years under the Colgate site. The four-level parking garage that will be built below ground will feature long-span, filigree beams that facilitate clear lines of site. Long spans were also necessary for the glass building, which will feature glass panels held together with spider bearings.
Subject Headings: Parking facilities | Soil pollution | Glass | Waste sites | High-rise buildings | Excavation | Beams | Urban areas | North America | United States | New York | New York City
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