Location

New York, New York

Session Start Date

4-13-2004

Session End Date

4-17-2004

Abstract

The paper deals with settlement analysis of the foundation systems which currently support the Tower City Center located in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The project features the complete renovation of an old retail arcade and conversion of abandoned space in the Old Union Railroad Terminal. The major foundation system consists of a number of closely spaced spread footings bearing at varying elevations. A very small section of the development is supported by deep-seated belled caisson units. These foundations were originally installed during the late 1920's to support the construction of a proposed twenty-five story U-shaped building with a lower structure in the open space. However, due to reduced economic activity after 1929, the project was scaled back, and only one to three story buildings were constructed on these foundations. It was determined that, for the proposed development, the soils at the foundation bearing elevations should be capable of withstanding the expected maximum column loads. Therefore, the primary concern was not the soil's bearing capacity, but the total and differential settlements under the new design structural loading conditions. Theoretical settlements calculated for several key locations were compared with the actual field data developed over a period of eleven months.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Fifth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-13-2004

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2004 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Settlements Under Changed Structural Loadings

New York, New York

The paper deals with settlement analysis of the foundation systems which currently support the Tower City Center located in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The project features the complete renovation of an old retail arcade and conversion of abandoned space in the Old Union Railroad Terminal. The major foundation system consists of a number of closely spaced spread footings bearing at varying elevations. A very small section of the development is supported by deep-seated belled caisson units. These foundations were originally installed during the late 1920's to support the construction of a proposed twenty-five story U-shaped building with a lower structure in the open space. However, due to reduced economic activity after 1929, the project was scaled back, and only one to three story buildings were constructed on these foundations. It was determined that, for the proposed development, the soils at the foundation bearing elevations should be capable of withstanding the expected maximum column loads. Therefore, the primary concern was not the soil's bearing capacity, but the total and differential settlements under the new design structural loading conditions. Theoretical settlements calculated for several key locations were compared with the actual field data developed over a period of eleven months.