An Unconventional Approach

by James O'Callaghan, Senior Associate and Project Design Manager; the New York offices of Dewhurst Macfarlane and Partners,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2003, Vol. 73, Issue 11, Pg. 42-49


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract:

Conceived to resemble a series of covered suspension bridges, Pittsburgh's new $370-million David L. Lawrence Convention Center boasts a cable-supported stainless steel roof that breaks the mold in American convention center design by daylighting interior space.



Subject Headings: Covered bridges | Suspension bridges | Bridge design | Cable stayed bridges | Steel bridges | Public buildings | Cables | Stainless steel

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