A Tale of Two Towers: The Foundations

by Tony D. Canale, P.E., Associate; Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers; New York City,
James L. Kaufman, P.E., Partner; Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers; New York City,
George J. Tamaro, P.E., Partner; Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers; New York City,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2004, Vol. 74, Issue 6, Pg. 38-45


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract:

In preparing two lots in New York City's Times Square as sites for modern skyscrapers, engineers devised foundations and structural systems that would allow for subway lines, subway stations, and a century-old theater. In these two articles, the engineers explain how the foundations were meticulously installed and how the slender structures were efficiently stabilized



Subject Headings: Foundations | Structural systems | Subways | High-rise buildings | Public buildings | Structural stability | New York | United States

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