A More Perfect Union

by Swa-Teen See, P.E., Manager, Partner; Leslie E. Robertson Associates, RLLP, New York City, NY,
W. John Pugh, III, P.E., Associate Partner; Leslie E. Robertson Associates, RLLP, New York City, NY,
Adrian G. Parkinson, P.E., Associate; Leslie E. Robertson Associates, RLLP, New York City, NY,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2004, Vol. 74, Issue 5, Pg. 36-43


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Established to promote greater public understanding of the United States Constitution, the National Constitution Center facility in Philadelphia is a structure of complex geometries articulated in limestone, granite, and glass. The design - conceived to reflect the enduring strength of the United States Constitution - relies on an elaborate frame of interconnected steel systems to achieve its bold structural form.

Subject Headings: Building design | Frames | Pennsylvania | Steel

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