Why Steel

L.A. Live Hotel & Residences

High Seismic area of California; conventional steel framing Originally designed with concrete shear walls in concept phase, but using Steel Plate Shear Walls reduced structure’s weight by 35%, reducing / simplifying foundation requirements. Steel Plate Shear Walls: 1/4" to 3/8" thick; reclaimed 20,000 SF of real estate by eliminating 30” thick conc shear walls; Time savings of 2 months 56-story building, narrow aspect ratio of 10:1 for tower 1001 hotel rooms 224 luxury condos 2 million SF Architect: Gensler Engineers: NYA (Nabih Youssef Associates, L.A.)

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  • Project Category: Apartments and condos
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Year Completed: 2010
  • Photo Credit: Photos - <unknown source>; Rendering courtesy of Gensler