Weill Cornell Medical Research Building
413 East 69th Street
New York, NY


Jonathan Coan
Structural Option

(Rendering to the left courtesy of Ennead Architects)


Student Biography

Building Statistics

Thesis Abstract

Technical Assignments

Thesis Research

Thesis Proposal


Final Report


Senior Thesis



Technical Report 1

The first technical report outlines the existing conditions, including the structural systems and components, as well as basic lateral load calculations and spot checks of gravity members.

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Technical Report 2

The second techincal report is a pro-con study of alternate floor systems. The feasability of the existing two way flat plate slab, one way pan joist, banded beam, and composite steel systems are evaluated.

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Tecnical Report 3

The third technical report analyzes the existing lateral system design. The lateral system is examined for both strength and serviceability.

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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‐inprogress for this thesis project. Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and construction methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interpretation of Jonathan Coan. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original design 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.

Senior Thesis

Penn State

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