Thornton Tomasetti project wins AISC Merit Award

Thornton Tomasetti provided structural design services through construction administration to architect HOK for the 1.6-million-sf tower and tiara structure, which comprises 15 steel tube arches spanning approximately 158 feet horizontally and 130 feet vertically from the top of the main building roof.

April 23, 2012 |
The 13-story tiara brings the height of the building to 665 feet, making it Cinc

Thornton Tomasetti, received an American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) IDEAS2 Merit Award for its work on Cincinnati’s Great American Tower at Queen City Square roof-top tiara. The firm was presented with an award for excellence in steel-frame building assembly for projects with a construction value of less than $15 million.

AISC announced the winners of this year’s IDEAS2 Awards, which recognize innovative engineering and architectural design projects using structural steel, on April 18 during the annual NASCC: The Steel Conference in Grapevine, Texas.

Thornton Tomasetti provided structural design services through construction administration to architect HOK for the 1.6-million-sf tower and tiara structure, which comprises 15 steel tube arches spanning approximately 158 feet horizontally and 130 feet vertically from the top of the main building roof.

The 13-story tiara brings the height of the building to 665 feet, making it Cincinnati’s tallest building. It is also the city’s greenest tower, having achieved LEED Gold certification. BD+C

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