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Title: Construction of the Walter P. Chrysler Building, Highland Park, Michigan
Author(s): Charles Novacek
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 775-781
Keywords: asrchitectural concrete;columns (supports);concrete construction; concretes; domes (structural forms);exposed aggregate concrete;girders;hyperbolic parabolic shells;lightweight concretes;precast concretes;prestressed concrete; quality control.
Abstract:The Walter P. Chrysler Building complex consists of four major buildings including a domed structure. In all four buildings concrete was used imaginatively from an architectural, structural, and functional viewpoint. This paper describes the construction techniques that were used. Particular emphasis is given to constructing the domed structure, the precast concrete columns, and the exposed aggregate concrete panels. Of special interest were the close tolerances that were specified and achieved in the field.
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