“Physically Fit,” highlights Thornton Tomasetti’s work on the Wesley Brown Field House at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. The article was co-authored by Mark Tamaro, Matthew Horne and Calvin Austin.
Contradicting the National Transportation Safety Board’s report that blamed too-thin gusset plates for the Aug. 1, 2007, collapse of the Minneapolis Interstate 35W bridge, an independent analysis has concluded that rusted, frozen roller bearings prevented thermal expansion and caused a truss chord to fail, triggering the gusset-plate failure. The analysis by Thornton Tomasetti, New York City, using forensic bridge information modeling, was presented to victims’ families and will be deployed in an anticipated lawsuit
With the completion of Eleven Times Square, at Eighth Avenue and 42nd Street, one of the final pieces of the Times Square redevelopment project will be in place. The redevelopment has transformed the once-seedy district into an international landmark of theater and glitz.
An engineering firm hired by attorneys for victims of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse says the cause of the disaster was not undersized gusset plates but the failure of a nearby beam, a lawyer for the victims said Wednesday. The firm’s findings directly contradict the conclusion reached by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Lawyers for more than 100 bridge collapse victims say the National Transportation Safety Board reached the wrong conclusion about the 35W bridge collapse. A consortium of lawyers hired the international consulting firm Thorton Tomasetti to investigate the collapse. The firm also investigated the collapse of the World Trade Center.
The National Transportation Safety Board got the cause of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse wrong, the lead lawyer for most victims of the disaster asserted. The lawyer, Chris Messerly, said experts from the engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti Inc. told survivors and families of victims Tuesday night that the “initiating event” was not the fracture of a key gusset plate in the Minneapolis bridge, as the safety board concluded, but the failure of a horizontal beam called a chord.
Talk about amenities: The city’s first meeting place had a convenient ground-floor jail. But West Palm Beach’s new $154 million City Center, on Dixie Highway across Banyan Boulevard from where that rickety “calaboose” hosted prisoners and pols in 1894, will have far more features that the first one didn’t.
The state-of-the-art, two story, six-courtroom courthouse cost approximately $50 million, and was a collaborative effort between the Superior Court of California, the County of Santa Clara and the City of Morgan Hill.