Towering Achievement

by Virginia Fairweather, Freelance Writer; Wyckoff, NY; formerly, Editor in Chief, Civil Engineering Magazine, ASCE World Headquarters, 345 East 47th Street, New York City, NY.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2001, Vol. 71, Issue 10, Pg. 40-47

Document Type: Feature article


A new headquarters complex being constructed for Goldman Sachs in New York City will rise where a Colgate factory once stood. The complex will incude a high-rise main building, a mixed-use facility, and a glass-enclosed atrium connecting the two structures. One of the greatest challenges of the project was excavating and disposing of contaminated soil below the former factory, as well as disposing of a 64 sq ft (6 m�) wide block of soap that had accumulated over the years under the Colgate site. The four-level parking garage that will be built below ground will feature long-span, filigree beams that facilitate clear lines of site. Long spans were also necessary for the glass building, which will feature glass panels held together with spider bearings.

Subject Headings: Parking facilities | Soil pollution | Glass | Waste sites | Project management | Panels (structural) | High-rise buildings

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