Chicago's 39 Story R/C Executive House

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Title: Chicago's 39 Story R/C Executive House

Author(s): Henry Miller

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 56

Issue: 9

Appears on pages(s): 215-222

Keywords: none

Date: 9/1/1959

Abstract:
This 39-story, 37-l ft high apartment house is supported on drilled caissons extending into bedrock. The slender structure of high strength concrete has heavy shear walls supplemented by massive rigid frame bents in the plane of the shear walls below the sixth floor. Below grade a grid of heavy girders ties together both the rigid bents and the foundation caissons. Cantilevered balconies serve three-fourths of the apartments.