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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Chicago's 39 Story R/C
Author(s): Henry Miller
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 215-222
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.
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