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Title: Trump Tower: Concrete Satisfies Architectural, design, and construction demands

Author(s): Irwin G. Cantor and Ysrael A. Seinuk

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 6

Issue: 3

Appears on pages(s): 59-62

Keywords: accelerating agents; concrete construction; framing systems; high-rise buildings; high-strength con-cretes; plasticizers; reinforced concrete; structural analysis; structural design; wind pressure.


Date: 3/1/1984

At 664 ft (202.4 m) in height, the Trump Tower stands as the tallest reinforced concrete building in New York City. Both a concrete tubular framing system and an alternative study in structural steel were called for during the design stage. Concrete was chosen, and important structural elements include 8000 psi (55 MPa), a unique pinwheel shaped core system, two different series of transfer girders, and a wind bracing system.*