Case Studies

Goldman Sachs Tower

Goldman Sachs Tower - Vibration & Acoustic Consultants - New Jersey

Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
Architects: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Engineers: Yolles (now Halcrow Yolles)

The Goldman Sachs office tower in Jersey City, New Jersey. At 42 stories it is the tallest building in New Jersey, and the tallest in the United States that is not in its metropolitan area’s largest city.  The Tower is in Jersey City’s Exchange Place area and sits immediately on the waterfront overlooking the Hudson River and Lower Manhattan. It houses offices, a cafeteria, health unit and full service fitness facility including a physical therapy clinic.

To control the potential for objectionable human-induced vibration levels, HGC Engineering examined the structural design for an active trading floor, office floors, exercise areas and a spiral stairway to generate appropriate recommendations for a suitable design. Finite Element Analysis determined that tuned mass dampers be used to control vibration across the large span of the active trading floor.

Acoustical Consulting Services Included:

  • Structural Vibration Assessment using Finite Element Analysis


 

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