Grand Performance

by Leonard Martin Joseph, P.E., Principal; Thornton Tomasetti, Los Angeles, CA,
Peter J. Maranian, S.E., (M.ASCE), Principal; Brandow & Johnston Inc., Los Angeles, CA,
, P.E.

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2017, Vol. 87, Issue 10, Pg. 48-57,78


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The tallest tower in the city of Los Angeles was created using performance-based seismic design, a method that involves modeling and studying a specific building’s behaviors under real-world earthquake conditions. The result is an efficient and elegant skyscraper that is redefining the city’s skyline.

Subject Headings: Seismic design | Building design | Urban areas | Seismic tests | Earthquakes | High-rise buildings | Los Angeles | California | United States

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