Viscous damping system cuts steel requirements for NYC tower

05/24/2013 | DesignBuildSource.com.au (Australia)

Incorporating seven viscous dampers in a 40-story office tower in Manhattan reduced the amount of steel tonnage used by 10%, saving $5 million in project costs, according to this article. The viscous dampers also meant that a tuned-mass damper was not needed, allowing more rentable space. Arup and Skidmore Owings and Merrill designed the structure using BIM, which helped speed the review process and strengthened collaboration.

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