SEAoNY Programs Committee Presents:
TSX Broadway and the Lifting of the Palace Theater
DATE: Tuesday, December 12, 2023
TIME: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
1 PDH Available
Times Square in New York is known for many things, including its Broadway Theaters, luxurious hotels, trendy retail, great entertainment venues and flashy billboards. With TSX Broadway, the project contains all these items in one building. But, what makes TSX Broadway exceptional is not just that it contains all the elements of Times Square in one location, but it is the way in which existing elements were shifted and juxtaposed with new elements, that makes this Entertainment complex and hotel tower a unique structural engineering feat, culminating in the raising of the raising of the existing historic Palace Theater.
1. Describe the design and installation process of heavily reinforced post-tensioned (PT) girders
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Associate Principal, Severud Associates
Ben joined Severud Associates in 2005 as an engineer. He steadily progressed upward through the ranks and, in 2020, was promoted to associate principal. Throughout his career, Ben has taken on increasingly challenging projects such as the TSX Broadway redevelopment in Manhattan, JFK Terminal 6 in Queens, NY, and the LA Forum renovation in Inglewood, California. Outside of the office, Ben serves the structural engineering community as a member of the ASCE 7 Minimum Design Loads Main Committee as well as its Seismic Loads subcommittee. He is also active with NCSEA, NYC Buildings, and SEAoNY, where he is a past director. Ben is co-author of several magazine articles, including “Cold and Hot Weather Concrete,” and “Power of the Ring” (LA Forum). Ben is licensed as a structural engineer in California and Nevada and as a professional engineer in eight states. He earned a bachelor and a master of engineering in civil engineering, both from the Cooper Union.
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