Benson Condominiums


A narrow site is the location of this 17-story concrete building. e lateral system consists of concrete shear walls located in elevator and stairs. An outrigger wall supporting the elevator machine room, above the roof brides and across the entire width of the building, provides additional lateral stiffeners and reducing uplift at the foundation. The 7 inch thick floors proved very economical. Rock subgrade forms a simple foundation. 2-day cycle was easily accommodated.