Vista Tower - Frustums on Chicago's Skyline -- Presented by Magnusson Klemencic Associates

The 2017 Fall Lecture will present in detail the unique engineering challenges of Chicago’s newest supertall building, the Vista Tower.  Highlighted topics will include wind tunnel optimization, geometric irregularities, construction sequencing, and differential shortening.  The Vista Tower is currently 16 stories above grade, and headed for 96 by the end of 2018.





David Fields, P.E., S.E.

David is a Senior Principal at Magnusson Klemencic Associates and leader of the firm’s Residential Specialist Group.  His portfolio of more than 50 residential projects includes towers up to 100 stories, multi-block developments up to 92,900 m² (1 million ft²), and more than 40 projects in areas of high seismicity.  David is also a key member of MKA’s Performance-Based Design and Earthquake Technical Specialist Teams, and active on several national committees developing related codes.





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