Macalloy Tension Bars and Compression Struts in New York University building
Mon, 21 May 2012
The new Simons Center for Geometry and Physics building at Stonybrook University in New York, USA has recently been completed. The new department was set up in 2008 following a donation from the James and Marilyn Simons Foundation. James Simons was the former chair of the mathematics department at Stony Brook and went on to make billions with his NYC-based investment firm Renaissance Technologies.
The Steel structure is connected to the Maths builidng via an elevated walkway. Both the elevated walkway and steel structure of the main building use Macalloy Architectural Compression Struts as upright supports and Macalloy tension bars as bracing elements.
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