February 04, 2009 - ENR: Long Clear Spans Present Challenges for Navy Project
With just two months until scheduled completion, contractors at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Fla., are putting finishing touches on the U.S. Navy’s largest hangar, which is being built to make room for five squadrons coming from Maine under the government’s Base Realignment and Closure program.
February 01, 2009 - Structure Magazine: Steel Provides Answer to Building on Top of Existing Parking Garage
Constructing a new building on top of an existing structure can sometimes feel like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Several years after construction had stalled on a prominent development, Thornton Tomasetti was asked to re-engineer the unfinished plans for a mid-rise building near Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.
January 27, 2009 - New York Construction: Meadowlands Construction Photos
The online edition of New York Construction recently published a series of construction photos of New Meadowlands Stadium, for which Thornton Tomasetti is the structural engineer.
January 22, 2009 - Business Week: A New Building for the Ross School of Business
Students and faculty at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business have spent the last few weeks settling into a gleaming new $145 million state-of-the-art building on the Ann Arbor campus.
January 22, 2009 - World Architecture News: Ground broken for Singapore's new icon
Singapore is three months closer to the realisation of a remarkable landmark on the island.
January 01, 2009 - Modern Steel: Newsworthy
The New York Times building exemplifies the idea of transparency in reporting by wearing part of its structural frame on the outside.
January 01, 2009 - Structure Magazine: Concrete Construction at 7 World Trade Center
The terrorist attacks on 9/11 severely damaged the 7 World Trade Center (WTC7) building, which subsequently collapsed after reportedly succumbing to an uncontrollable fire inside the building. Constructed in 1985, the beautifully granite-clad building was relatively new and its slow but inevitable demise was a devastating sight to witness. Soon after the cleanup of the site, the redesign and construction of a new WTC7 began and was an inspirational sight to all.
January 01, 2009 - Modern Steel: Inside Out
Architect Renzo Piano made his mark along with his partner Richard Rodgers, in the design of the renowned Pompidou Centre in Paris.
December 10, 2008 - ENR: High-Rise Fever
Until recently, no buildings in Moscow surpassed the 240-meter Moscow State University—the tallest of the city’s “Seven Sisters” towers built at sites throughout the city during Stalin’s era. But a few years ago, Russia’s new wealth from natural resources started an upward rush.
December 02, 2008 - Structural Engineer: Innovative Use of Conventional Structural Principles
Many different applications of concrete were used in the design of the tower within a framework of uncomplicated detailing and repetition of elements explain Tanya de Hoog, Les Postawa and Ben John of Thornton Tomasetti.
December 01, 2008 - Architectural Record: Despite Sinking Economy, Work Begins on Super-Tall Shanghai Tower
Defying signs that the global economy is in a major downturn, the 2,074-foot-tall Shanghai Tower, designed by Gensler, broke ground on Friday, November 28. The mixed-use glass-and-steel tower is slated to be the tallest building in China.
December 01, 2008 - Civil Engineering: Outriggers Lend Strength to Supertall Structure in South Korea
A 151-story mixed-use tower under development in Incheon, South Korea, is poised to become one of the world’s tallest buildings when completed, in 2014.