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



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.

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