International Design Services Inc

Project Details

World Trade Center Atrium

Project Name: World Trade Center Atrium
Date: March 19, 2010
Project Status: Completed
Location: New York, New York
Tonnage: 0.00
Category: Warehouse


This structure fronts the World Trade Center Museum Pavilion in New York City and is composed of architecturally exposed hollow structural steel. The atrium weighs approximately 65 tons and is painted with a special coating that is rated for AESS. IDS was responsible for the steel detailing of the AESS members of the atrium as well as the connection design of every welded and bolted splice joints.

The connection design was produced under the direct supervision of a licensed professional engineer in the state of New York. The structural design drawings originally showed the connections of the HSS members at each joint to be complete joint penetration welded and IDS was able to redesign these CJP welded joints as partial joint penetration welds saving the fabricator a lot of money.

This job featured the 3D detailing capabilities of IDS. The members of the atrium are skewed, slanted, rotated, and tilted HSS and were detailed using TEKLA 16.0 to make sure that each members were properly fitted when erected in the field.