A Tale of Two Towers: The Structures

by Aine M. Brazil, P.E., Managing Principal; Thornton-Tomasetti Group, New York City,
Eli Gottlieb, P.E., Senior Project Engineer; Thornton-Tomasetti Group, New York City,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2004, Vol. 74, Issue 6, Pg. 39,46-49,79


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 | Subways | Structural systems | High-rise buildings | Public buildings | Structural stability | North America | United States | New York

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