The final steel beam for the much-anticipated Midtown Manhattan class A office building was placed atop the 30th floor June 27. The milestone came just 16 months after ground broke for the 470,000-square-foot, LEED Gold pre-certified building. Thornton Tomasetti provided structural engineering, connection design and Tekla modeling services to Hines for the project designed by architects Henry N. Cobb and Yvonne Szeto of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. The building’s structural system consists of steel framing that surrounds a core-first concrete core. A distinct two-cone, cutout design starting at the corner entrance spans the length of the building facing Bryant Park. When completed in early 2015, the building will offer tenants a range of floor plans, two large outdoor terraces and views of the park and historic New York Public Library.
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