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