QMA WEST CANOPY ENTRANCE

ARCH
Grimshaw Architects

ENG
Structures Workshop, Inc.

LOC      
Queens, NY

YR          
2010-2013

DESCRIPTION

M. Cohen and Sons steel fabricators installed the West
Entry to the future Queens Museum recently (Grimshaw
Architects / Amman and Whitney / Capco).  The design is a
seamless stainless steel cantilevered frame with a 3/8"
thick edge on all three sides.  

We were the structural engineers for the canopy and
designed the canopy within a 1/16" edge tolerance by
unhinging the stainless steel from the deflection of the
carbon steel cantilevers.  Some of our BIM model screen
shots are shown.

Here is a
Video of Erection

Under thermal movements, the walls are designed to move
with the contraction and expansion of the roof, so the walls
were hung.   This allowed the joint between the wall and the
roof to be seamless.
Structures Workshop, Inc. is a full-service structural engineering firm licensed in RI, MA, NH, CT, NY, WI, IL and ME and located in Providence.
Structures Workshop, Inc.  
18 Imperial Place - Courtyard
Providence, RI 02903
401.383.8988 (ph)
401.351.8788 (fax)
info@structuresworkshop.com
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