Pelli Clarke Pelli-Designed Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco to Reopen July 1

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/64/6481a375424931a5407bc9744d71676e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>Eight months after the discovery of cracked steel girders forced its closure, the Transbay transit center is safe to reopen, an independent panel of engineers and experts has concluded. The reopening is set for 6 a.m. July 1.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A five-member peer-review committee appointed by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission has approved a series of recently-completed structural repairs made to the 
<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/200033/pelli-clarke-pelli" rel="nofollow" >Pelli Clarke Pelli</a>-designed <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1205030/transbay-transit-center" rel="nofollow" >Transbay Transit Center</a> in&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/112956/san-francisco" rel="nofollow" >San Francisco</a>.
Workers repair damaged structural beams at the Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco, Image courtesy of Wikimedia user Frank Schulenburg.

A pair of cracked structural steel beams were discovered in one section of the building just after the transit center opened late last year. Months of independent investigation and testing discerned that the beams cracked because a series of welding access holes that had been made to the steel beams to allow for their installation. 

The affected beams were and now, as Therese McMillan, MTC’s executive director says, “The steel structure is sound for continued service.”

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Pelli Clarke Pelli-Designed Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco to Reopen July 1

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/64/6481a375424931a5407bc9744d71676e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>Eight months after the discovery of cracked steel girders forced its closure, the Transbay transit center is safe to reopen, an independent panel of engineers and experts has concluded. The reopening is set for 6 a.m. July 1.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A five-member peer-review committee appointed by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission has approved a series of recently-completed structural repairs made to the 
<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/200033/pelli-clarke-pelli" rel="nofollow" >Pelli Clarke Pelli</a>-designed <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1205030/transbay-transit-center" rel="nofollow" >Transbay Transit Center</a> in&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/112956/san-francisco" rel="nofollow" >San Francisco</a>.
Workers repair damaged structural beams at the Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco, Image courtesy of Wikimedia user Frank Schulenburg.

A pair of cracked structural steel beams were discovered in one section of the building just after the transit center opened late last year. Months of independent investigation and testing discerned that the beams cracked because a series of welding access holes that had been made to the steel beams to allow for their installation. 

The affected beams were Continue reading “Pelli Clarke Pelli-Designed Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco to Reopen July 1”

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