Hayden Planetarium

Hayden Planetarium Glass Wall
Project Overview: 
As the engineers for W & W Glass Company, the curtain wall contractor, McLaren was responsible for providing structural analysis of the glass curtain wall enclosure and the supporting space frame structure for the new building. The six-story glass cube enclosure comprises the largest tension-glass curtain wall in the nation. The 95-foot-high glass wall is hung from the top of the vertical trusses with the help of tension rods and long posts, and held in place by stainless steel horizontal tension trusses. These horizontal tension trusses are supported by vertical steel trusses spaced 21-ft on center that also support the roof space truss.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided structural analysis of the horizontal tension trusses and the supporting space truss. We also provided erection procedures for the glass enclosure and it’s supporting stainless steel elements.
Service: 
Structural Engineering
Location: 
New York, New York
Client: 
W & W Glass Company
Project Type: 
Structural Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
1997-1998
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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Location
New York, New York

Client
W & W Glass Company

Our Role
Prime
Project Type
Structural Design

Contract Period
1997-1998

Construction Cost
N/A
Services
Structural Engineering