An Unconventional Approach

by James O'Callaghan, Senior Associate and Project Design Manager; the New York offices of Dewhurst Macfarlane and Partners,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2003, Vol. 73, Issue 11, Pg. 42-49

Document Type: Feature article


Conceived to resemble a series of covered suspension bridges, Pittsburgh's new $370-million David L. Lawrence Convention Center boasts a cable-supported stainless steel roof that breaks the mold in American convention center design by daylighting interior space.

Subject Headings: Suspension bridges | Steel bridges | Public buildings | Covered bridges | Cables | Cable stayed bridges | Stainless steel

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