Supporting Structure for Retractable Roof of the Pittsburgh Public Auditorium

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Title: Supporting Structure for Retractable Roof of the Pittsburgh Public Auditorium

Author(s): Edward Cohen and H. Rey Helvenston

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 58

Issue: 8

Appears on pages(s): 185-202

Keywords: none

Date: 8/1/1961

Abstract:
Paper describes concrete supporting structure, design conditions, construction of the ring girder and podium, foundation, abutments and anchorages, and the concrete requirements. Unique feature of the auditorium is its vast retractable roof which is mounted on a circular reinforced concrete ring girder 34 ft above the arena floor. All concrete has been placed and the Auditorium is scheduled for completion late in September 1961.