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By Jared M. Green, P.E., M.ASCE, Shari Leventhal, P.E., LEED AP, M.ASCE, George E. Leventis, P.E., F.ASCE, Alan R. Poeppel, P.E., M.ASCE, and Konstantinos Syngros, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
VIA 57 West is one of the newest skyscrapers in Manhattan, New York, as well as one of its most geometrically distinct and spectacular. The geotechnical and site civil challenges of the project were equally atypical.
By Paul Guenther, P.E., S.E., William Elkey, P.E., S.E., Eric Herzstein, P.E., S.E., M.ASCE, and William J. Perkins, P.E.
Constructed in the early 1900s, the Elliott Bay Seawall, in Seattle, protects the city's downtown waterfront from the erosive forces of Puget Sound and Elliott Bay. Because of its deteriorating condition and seismic vulnerability, it was replaced with a new seawall, one that makes extensive use of modular precast concrete components that sped construction, enhanced durability, reduced project costs, and minimized impacts to adjacent properties
by Tara Hoke
A grand jury investigation of bid rigging on public dredging contracts ends with a series of indictments against executives from four dredging companies for violation of federal antitrust laws.
A Question of Ethics
by T.R. Witcher
Modern airport design is filled with soaring steel and glass buildings meant to evoke the excitement of air travel. No place, however, epitomizes the airport as an icon of modernity quite like New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport.
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