Thornton Tomasetti is providing structural design services and performance-based seismic analysis of the new 73-storey tower at the Wilshire Grand development, to the engineer-of-record. The new tower in Los Angeles’ Downtown will be the tallest building in the Western United States and will include hotel rooms and offices sitting atop a low-rise base housing the building’s lobby, restaurants, retail, meeting space, and ballrooms. The project also includes five levels of subterranean parking.
This is the first in a series of posts that chronicles our evolving design process at Hickok Cole Architects in Georgetown, Washington, DC as we took on the challenge of proposing a vision for the Office Building of the Future.
The pyramidal “courtscraper” by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), an 870,000-square-foot rental project for Durst Fetner Residential (DFR), is one signoff away. The project, known as West 57, earned the City Planning Commission’s approval in December and goes before City Council in January, aiming for completion in 2015.
The new center will be roughly a quarter mile long and 70 feet high, with a spidery glass form extending above First and Fremont streets. The aboveground portion will serve bus passengers as well as provide shops, circulation areas and a rooftop park.
The structural engineering profession is evolving constantly. Behind each revolutionary design, education, or industry/code reform is the force of an individual who is not afraid to push the limits of design and technology. Each year, Structural Engineer magazine recognizes many of these respected individuals with its Power List. This editorial credits nine leaders in the structural engineering sector who are dedicated to advancing the profession and developing solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems.
A fast-tracked design-build delivery project, the 30,000-sq-ft interpretation of the traditional courthouse on the village green features one Magistrate Court and chamber, district clerk’s office, U.S. Marshals Service and U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services.
Amon G. Carter Stadium, on the campus on Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas, has been the home of the Horned Frog football team for over 80 years. During this time the stadium has undergone several renovations and additions to accommodate ever-growing crowds, and the most recent and substantial iteration opened in time for the school’s first year competing in the Big 12 Conference.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named the recipients of the 2012 LEED for Homes Awards, recognizing projects, developers and homebuilders that have demonstrated leadership in the residential green building marketplace.
Architecture firm Francis Cauffman announced today that the city of Newark, New Jersey has approved its design for French company Biotrial’s new North American headquarters in Newark’s University Heights Science Park.
A case study on the interior build-out of Juniper Network’s showroom and collaborative center in Bridgewater, N.J. notes that Thornton Tomasetti was the structural engineering consultant on the job. Valerio Dewalt Train Associates was the architect.
An article about the piling contract for Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia notes that Thornton Tomasetti is the structural engineer for the project. Upon completion, Kingdom Tower will be the world’s tallest building.