A Tale of Two Towers: The Structures

by Aine M. Brazil, P.E., Managing Principal; Thornton-Tomasetti Group, New York City,
Eli Gottlieb, P.E., Senior Project Engineer; Thornton-Tomasetti Group, New York City,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2004, Vol. 74, Issue 6, Pg. 39,46-49,79

Document Type: Feature article


In preparing two lots in New York City's Times Square as sites for modern skyscrapers, engineers devised foundations and structural systems that would allow for subway lines, subway stations, and a century-old theater. In these two articles, the engineers explain how the foundations were meticulously installed and how the slender structures were efficiently stabilized

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