What’s Happening at MKA

05.03.2016 — In the central courtyard of the new Trinity Place apartments in San Francisco, a 92-foot sculpture of “Venus” is currently under construction. The twisting stainless steel sculpture was designed by artist Lawrence Argent and will be only slightly shorter than the Statue of Liberty at its crown. Imagine looking eye-to-eye with this grand sculpture from your 10th floor apartment!

MKA’s structural team led by Senior Principal David Fields, P.E., S.E. LEED AP, worked on all three phases of the Trinity project and also provided the design of the structural frame for the sculpture, which includes gravity and lateral force-resisting systems. The sculpture’s superstructure is a cantilevered steel space frame with a central steel column filled with reinforced concrete over the lower 23 feet. The external skin is linked to the internal space frame “ribbons” and central column through a system of outrigger angles and hangers.

For construction photos, see the article in SF Gate here. When finished, the sculpture will be the tallest in San Francisco!

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