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LERA's Lodha World Towers Wins ACEC NY Platinum Award

LERA and Pei Cobb Freed accepted the award at the ACEC NY Engineering Excellence Gala in New York City.

An ACEC New York hallmark for over 50 years, the Engineering Excellence Awards gala — the Academy Awards” of the consulting engineering industry—is held annually in the spring to honor member firms for design achievements of superior skill and ingenuity. Each year, over 50 firms submit projects that are judged on a rigorous set of criteria, which includes complexity, innovation and value to society. In addition to celebrating among peers, the EEA helps to publicize the many significant contributions consulting engineers make to the built environment throughout the world.

Left to Right: Rick Zottola; LERA, Elias Matar, LERA; Aakash Badjatya; LERA; Thomas Kelleher, LERA; Michael Bischoff, Pei, Cobb Freed; Jaeik Song, LERA; Jake Hokanson; Jay Berman, Pei, Cobb Freed; William Faschan, LERA.

This 8,000,000-sf (743,225-sm) residential development is composed of three high-rise buildings: the World One Tower, the World Crest Tower and the World View Tower. Rising to 919 ft (280 m), the 76-story World One is the tallest building in India.

The structural system consists of reinforced concrete, with shear walls and perimeter columns carrying the gravity loads, and a combination of the shear wall and perimeter frame resisting lateral loads.

With a slenderness ratio of 10:1, to maximize stiffness, the core walls are connected to the perimeter frame in the narrow dimension of the plan to the frame through outrigger walls.

Project: Lodha World Towers, Mumbai, India

Client: Lodha Group, Mumbai, India

Firm: LERA Consulting Structural Engineers

Architect: Pei, Cobb, Freed


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