Complex Tower Meets Quake Code
A Los Angeles building consists of a triangular 23-story office tower stacked on top of an 11-story rectangular parking garage. The dual-shape is unique in seismically active southern...

The Parking Problem
Corrosion of parking garage decks has become a multi-billion dollar problem, caused primarily by deicing salts that seep into the concrete and attack reinforcing steel. Design and construction...

Terminal 18 Entry Facility—Port of Seattle
This paper presents a successful approach that was used in the planning, design, permit coordination, and expansion of the entry/exit facilities at Terminals 18 and 20 at the Port of Seattle....

Waterfront Parks in the Boston Area
Two recently completed waterfront parks in Cambridge and East Boston, Massachusetts are discussed. The Bird Island Flats 'Harbor Walk' project is a 15-foot wide,...

Ports '86
Ports '86 had the theme of Innovations in Port Engineering and Development with keynote speakers looking ahead to Port Development in the 1990's. The program...

Parking Lot Gets White Top
The many-acre parking lot at the Valley Fair Mall shopping center in Salt Lake City, Utah is described. In 1985 the asphalt pavement was overlaid with concrete, making it one of the relatively...

Utopia Under Glass
We stand within sight of the day when our reserves of fossils fuel will be inadequate to maintain the type of energy inefficient cities we have grown used to. This exercise in urban planning...

The River Walks of San Antonio Move to Providence
At the historic heart of Providence, Rhode Island, three rivers divide the city into three areas. Nearly one mile of river corridors have been abused over the last century, resulting in...

Complexity in Concrete
Centrust Tower in Miami, Fla., is a $95 million, 37 story, 600,000 sq ft tower rising from one side of a block-square 11 story parking garage. Columns on the curved side of the triangular...

Wicking Bay Muds
Mud deposits in the San Francisco Bay area make construction difficult. Subsidence prevents many from building in the area. Engineers for O'Brien Kreitzberg conquered this...

Parking Efficiency Through Shared Parking Concepts
Due to continuing demand for concentrated parking supply in our urban areas, developers and public agencies must devote a significant amount of their resources and energies to providing...

Gatlinburg's Transportation Management Plan
A series of transportation recommendations developed for Gatlinburg, Tennessee and the impacts of these transportation system changes are documented. Problems and recommended solutions...

Defining the Infrastructure Problem—The Local View
The Governor's report defines infrastructure as 'the collective network of physical facilities and their maintenance necessary to sustain economic growth and...

Mixed Use, Mixed Materials
Tabor Center is a $330 million office/commercial/hotel complex in Denver's urban renewal area. The two block site is bisected by a street that had to be kept open during construction....

MBTA Red Line Extension Operating Plan
Completion of the MBTA's 3. 2 mile Red Line Rapid Transit Extension is scheduled for 1985. When completed, the seven year 574 million project will add three new stations to...

A Tale of Six Cities
Battle Creek is a four mile urban stream that had an erosion problem that was accelerating with urbanization of its watershed. Erosion created unstable ravine slopes over 60 feet high,...

Characterization of Indoor Carbon Monoxide Levels Produced by the Automobile
Integrated air samples were obtained at seven small and six large service stations and two dealerships. These establishments were sampled during cold and warm weather operations for eight...

Low-Cost Stacked Block Revetments for Great Lakes Shores
Two stacked-block revetments, the product of emergency conditions and budget limitations, were constructed at Illinois Beach State Park on Lake Michigan in April 1982. The revetments,...

Multiple Owned Coasts: Development & Access
A fifteen mile stretch of coast near the Virginia-North Carolina border is currently undergoing a dilemma associated with development and public access. This region offers an excellent...

The Redevelopment of Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California
The San Francisco Port Commission is desirous to upgrade the wharf area to revitalize the fishing fleet. The key element for such redevelopment would be a breakwater to protect the berthing...

 

 

 

 

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