Topping Out: Seattle’s Rainier Square Tower

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Topping Out: Seattle’s Rainier Square Tower

On August 9, Seattle’s Rainier Square Tower topped out at 58 floors. Designed by architect NBBJ with structural engineer Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA), the 850-foot-tall tower is being built with a revolutionary new sandwich panel system developed by MKA—a steel/concrete composite core wall that is expected to take 40% less time to build than a reinforced concrete core … Continued

Site Visit: LaGuardia Terminal B

Metals in Construction magazine recently toured construction of LaGuardia Airport’s new Central Terminal B facility, part of the LaGuardia Central project to redevelop the entire airport over the coming decades. Skanska is leading construction of the project, which is a public-private partnership between LaGuardia Gateway Partners and the Port Authority of New York and New … Continued

New Continuing Education Course Available: Gaining Urban Space: Steel Platforms Over Rail Yards

As urban populations continue to surge, space-starved cities are seeking creative solutions to continue developing the commercial, institutional, and residential buildings vital to these metropolitan centers. To meet this growing need, technological advancements and economic feasibility are merging to support the amazing notion of constructing huge platforms over cities’ rail yards and transportation corridors. These … Continued