Architectural Engineering
IPD/BIM Thesis

The Pennsylvania State Universiy

The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY


Andres Perez l Structural Option l 2009-2010



Technical Assignments


Technical Report #1:
Structural Concepts & Existing Conditions Report

This first technical report consists of a stuctural overview of the New York Times Building.
The report porvides a detailed decription of the foundation, floor framing, and lateral systems,
as well as
wind, seismic, and gravity analysis of the the structure.


Technical Report #2:
Alternative Floor Framing Report

This technical report evaluates the existing and three alternative floor systems for use in New York Times Building.
The alternative systems of intrest were:

- Castellated Composite Steel Beam
- Two-Way Flat Plate
- Two-Way Post-Tensioned Slab w/ Slab Beams

These systems were designed and comparied to the existing composite steel beam system for their feasibility which
which was based upon factors such as system weight, fire rating, cost, constructability, structural depth, and architecural impact.


Technical Report #3:
Alternative Lateral System Report

This technical report investigtes three preliminary alternatives the the existing lateral system of the New York Times Building.
The alternative systems of intrest were:

- Modified Braced Frame Core w/ Outriggers on the 36th Level
- Pure Concrete Shear Wall Core
- Concrete Shear Wall Core w/ Outriggers

The alternative investigated in this technical report was that of the Concrete Shear Wall Core with Outrigger system. In order to view a the more indepth study of the Modified Braced Frame System or the Pure Concrete Shear Wall Core, refer to the Technical Reports of Erika Bonfanti and Benjamin Barben respectively.


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This webpage was last updated on December 7, 2009 by Andres Perez and is hosted by the AE Department © 2009.
User Note: While great efforts have been taken to provide accurate and complete information on the pages of CPEP, please be aware that the information contained herewith is considered a work-in-progress for this thesis project. Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and construction methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the intrepretation of Andres Perez. Changes and discrepencies in no way imply that the original designed contained errors or was flawed. Differing assumptions, code references, requirements, and methodologies have been incorporated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.