4361

10 Hudson Yards in Manhattan. Courtesy ©Related-Oxford.

  • COMPLETION DATE
    2016

Overview

Thornton Tomasetti provided structural and façade consulting services for 10 Hudson Yards, a 52-story, 895-foot office tower. The tower is part of a mixed-use development consisting of residential, commercial, retail and public space, as well as 14 acres of open space. The site encompasses six city blocks totaling 28 acres. Two of the blocks are over active rail yards that will remain operational during construction.

With a structural system that consists of a concrete shear wall with concrete superstructure post-tensioned beams with filigree, 10 Hudson Yards is unique as one of the first concrete office buildings in New York City. The building is designed to achieve LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Façade design services include a 200-foot-by-60-foot atrium cable wall and an 80-foot-by-200-foot lobby cable wall. The initial atrium study, which included cable-net systems and long-span truss systems, aimed at understanding the structural implications and façade issues involved in building a multistory atrium. The studies led to a one-way vertical cable system with intermediate beams supporting laminated glass panels through glass fittings.

Read More

Related Projects

Façade Materials & Systems

Cables

Unsurpassed for transparency, tensegrity systems and cable-net façade structures can efficiently enclose long-span openings without the use of heavy, rigid trusses or frames. We use leading-edge software to design glass façades and roofs with minimal structure. Our extensive experience with form-finding for complex geometries, along with our practical knowledge of cable engineering and construction, places us at the forefront of this design trend.

Façade Materials & Systems

Curtain Wall

Our façade engineering teams advise clients on the best way to develop both conventional and innovative façade systems, applying our knowledge of structures, glazing technology, mechanical shade systems and thermal behavior. We provide design, detailing and engineering support for enclosures of any shape or size, from minimalist to high-tech. We also provide expertise in safety and security glazing, along with glass frits and reflective coatings.