At the SEAoNY Annual Boat Cruise and EiSE Awards June 25, Thornton Tomasetti engineers, left, celebrated the firm’s project wins, Lincoln Avenue Pedestrian Bridge, top, and the Tata Innovation Center at Cornell Tech.
Thanks to everyone who voted to make the Lincoln Avenue Pedestrian Bridge (formerly the Lone Tree Pedestrian Bridge) their favorite project in this year’s Structural Engineers Association of New York’s (SEAoNY) Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards (EiSE). The Lone Tree, Colorado, project won the Engineers’ Choice Award through on online poll open to the AEC community, and took the top spot in the Other Structures category. Thornton Tomasetti provided structural engineering services to Fentress Architects for the bridge, which has given the Denver metro-area city of Lone Tree a new landmark structure. Spanning 170 feet, the bridge features a large, leaf-shaped mast on its south end that rises 78 feet. The cable-stay structure is a highly efficient design that helped reduce the weight of the bridge as well as the amount of materials used in its construction.
Another Thornton Tomasetti project, the Tata Innovation Center at Cornell Tech, won in the New Buildings Under $300 Million Construction Cost category. Part of Cornell University’s new sustainable campus on Roosevelt Island in New York, the six-story, 240,000-square-foot building is designed to encourage innovation and collaboration between academia and start-up and technology firms. It features a unique geometry with a five-story, 80-foot cantilever over its entrance. Thornton Tomasetti provided structural engineering services to architects Weiss/Manfredi.
Judged by a SEAoNY-appointed panel, the EiSE awards recognize New York City-area structural engineering firms’ recent projects that demonstrate creativity of complex design, innovative use of materials and techniques, and social, economic or environmental sustainability. All finalists were eligible for the Engineers’ Choice Award.
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