American Society of Civil Engineers


One Bryant Park


by Edward M. DePaola, (Severud Associates, 485 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017 E-mail: edepaola@severud.com), Andrew D. Mueller-Lust, (Severud Associates, 485 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017 E-mail: amueller-lust@severud.com), and Xiaohong "Bill" Yun, (Severud Associates, 485 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017)

pp. 1-8, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/40753(171)66)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Structures Congress 2005: Metropolis and Beyond
Abstract: Construction has commenced on One Bryant Park, a 55-story office building that will be the New York headquarters for the Bank of America. With 2.1 million square feet of office space and a height of 945 feet–1200 feet to its spire—it will be one of the largest buildings in Manhattan. Although simple in appearance, the structural design was anything but and presented challenges in all of its aspects, from the bottom of the foundation to the tip of its spire. The solutions to these challenges, however, ended up as elegant as its crystalline form would imply.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Columns
Foundations
Commercial buildings
High-rise buildings
Load bearing capacity
New York
New York City
Structural design