Design of Structure and Damping System to Control Motions of the Park Tower, Chicago

by Chris Stefanos,
Brian Scanlon,
Brian Breukelman, P.E.,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Advanced Technology in Structural Engineering


Park Tower, a 67 story condominium/hotel project currently under construction on the Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL, will be the first building in North America in recent times that utilizes a passive Tuned Mass Damper (TMD) to reduce wind-induced accelerations. The structural system is a cast-in-place concrete frame founded on caissons bearing on hard pan & dense silt approximately 95' below grade. A perimeter tube frame of spandrels and columns is used in conjunction with shear walls to provide the lateral stiffness required to resist the design wind loads.

Subject Headings: Control systems | Structural systems | Damping | High-rise buildings | Building design | Structural design | Structural control | Motion (dynamics) | Chicago | Illinois | United States | North America

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