E-Walk, 42nd StreetNew York, New York

  • A 46-story, 600-foot tall skyscraper, one of the most striking office towers in midtown Manhattan
  • Severe winds, site restrictions, and a small wedge shaped floor plate create a challanging design
  • A wind resisting system is created, consisting of a bundled, braced core coupled with an exterior tube frame
  • A hat truss at the top of the building significantly reduces costs
  • This allows the structure to be constructed for less than the original cost estimates
  • The podium comprises a large relail complex