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10/11/18, 11am - 2pm
Center for Architecture
1.5 LU / 1.5 HSW

Join us for the engaging lunch discussion Rebuilding Confidence: The Design, Safety, and Security of One World Trade Center. Presenter Nicole Dosso, FAIA, of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), will recount the design decisions made by SOM as the firm redefined safety and security measures for high-rise structures in the city following the events of Sept. 11. Specifically, she will discuss the technical site constraints associated with the 1,776-foot-tall tower, completed in 2014, and its robust security provisions. Safety measures incorporated into the project will also be highlighted, including the structure’s egress redundancy and protection of life-safety infrastructure.

Attend and you will:

  • Learn about the safety and security measures that Skidmore, Owings & Merrill helped to redefine in New York high-rise construction with the firm’s projects at the World Trade Center complex.
  • Identify One World Trade Center’s numerous technical site constraints around which the architects had to navigate.
  • Compare the egress strategies of One World Trade Center with those of its predecessor, the original twin towers of the World Trade Center.
  • Describe the safety measures deployed at One World Trade Center’s site perimeter and incorporated into its infrastructure.

This is a complimentary event; all attendees will recieve a $25 AMEX card to help offset travel costs. Lunch will be provided. 

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Organized by
Architect Magazine and Owens Corning
10/11/18, 11am - 2pm
Center for Architecture
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