First Bank Place: A Composite Cruciform Spine

by P. V. Banavalkar, (M.ASCE), CBM Engineers, Inc, Houston, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress XII


The First Bank Place, designed by the internationally known architectural firm of Pei Cobb Freed and Partners, is a granite-clad, 56 stories tall building in downtown Minneapolis. Presented in this paper is the structural complexity of the tower completed in 1992, from both an analysis and a design point of view.

Subject Headings: Structural analysis | Steel structures | Concrete structures | Building design | Structural design | Composite structures | Load and resistance factor design | Minnesota | United States

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