The Trump International Hotel & Tower, replacing the Sun-Times Building in the heart of downtown Chicago, will be the tallest building project in the United States since the Sears Tower was completed in 1974. The 1360 foot tall residential tower (designed by Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill LLP) will include 2.6 million square feet of floor space on its 92 levels. The structure, currently under construction, is a high strength concrete core/outrigger system. The presentation will discuss tall building design in general and then focus on the Trump Tower, touching on issues such as wind tunnel testing, creep/shrinkage considerations, and sequential analysis.
As a structural engineer for SOM, Mr. Kirk has been involved with structural design for Burj Dubai and the Trump International Hotel & Tower. His experience with the Trump Tower also includes construction administration. Prior to working for SOM, he worked on a number of low-rise commercial, industrial, and residential buildings. Mr. Kirk received a bachelor degree in engineering from Geneva College, and a masters degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His professional affiliations include the ASCE, SEAOI, AISC, and ACI.
Tuesday, Februaru 13th, 2007
2:00 PM ET
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