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Modern Steel Construction: Center Stage

August 05, 2022
Capital One Hall in Tysons, Virginia. Courtesy Capital One Center Group
The Perch rooftop park opened in summer 2021. Courtesy OxBlue
Capital One Hall features an irregular sawtooth façade. Thornton Tomasetti
Framing for the irregular façade at Capital One Hall. Thornton Tomasetti

From Broadway shows and concerts to performances by local artists and a range of other events, Capital One Hall in Tysons, Virginia, is active year-round. Designed by HGA with Thornton Tomasetti serving as structural engineer, the building—with its striking sawtooth marble and glass façade, sprawling public rooftop park and column-free theater with cantilevered balconies—puts on a show of its own. In the August cover story of American Institute of Steel Construction's Modern Steel Construction, Vice President Michael Cropper and Senior Project Engineer Jennifer Greenawalt write about the design challenges behind the steel-framed building, which houses a 1,600-seat main theater, 225-seat black box theater and large atrium.

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Capital One Hall Fly-Through