17 State StreetNew York, New York

  • The 46-story, 600-foot tall skyscraper has proven to be one of the most striking office towers in lower Manhattan
  • Also one of the most challenging to design with severe winds, site restrictions, and a small wedge shaped floor plate adding to the building’s structural complexity
  • DeSimone devised a wind resisting system that consisted of a bundled, braced core coupled with an exterior tube frame
  • Using a hat truss at the top of the building also allowed for the structure to be constructed for significantly less than the original estimated cost