Transformative Tower

by Ron Klemencic, P.E., (F.ASCE), Chairman, Chief Executive Officer; Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA), of Seattle,
Mike Valley, S.E., (M.ASCE), Principal; Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA), of Seattle,
John Hooper, P.E., (F.ASCE), Director of Earthquake Engineering; Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA), of Seattle.,
, S.E.

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2018, Vol. 88, Issue 10, Pg. 44-53


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The tallest structure in San Francisco, Salesforce Tower, has transformed the city’s skyline. And by being the first skyscraper to extend deep foundations into the city’s bedrock, the first to extend performance-based seismic design to account for increased capacity, and the first to employ a structure-soil-structure interaction analysis in a real-world project, it may transform structural engineering in the Bay Area as well.

Subject Headings: Foundation design | Seismic design | Soil-structure interaction | High-rise buildings | Deep foundations | Bedrock | Seismic tests | Structural analysis

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