Baku’s New Crown Jewelby Kevin Legenza, Vice President; Thornton Tomasetti, Kansas City, MO,
Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2016, Vol. 86, Issue 1, Pg. 62-69,78
Document Type: Feature article
Abstract: Situated near the shore of the Caspian Sea in the centuries-old city of Baku—the capital and cultural, scientific, and industrial center of Azerbaijan—the new, 68,700-seat Baku Olympic Stadium arose in just 24 months, a model of fast-track design and construction that drew upon an advanced modeling approach and a structural design that incorporated piled raft foundations typically used in high-rise structures.
Subject Headings: Foundation design | Structural models | Structural design | Nearshore | Seas and oceans | Urban areas | Assets
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