The article describes the design of American Airline's 780,000-sq-ft hangar/shop building that was required to accommodate 7 wide body aircraft simultaneously, arranged wing tip-to-wing tip, and with sufficient working clearance around each aircraft. This dictated a high bay floor plate 1,275 feet long-by-282 feet deep, with a clear height inside for the vertical stabilizer and bridge cranes of 75 feet. An innovative combination of the 282-ft cantilevered steel trusses supported by reinforced and post-tensioned concrete towers along the back wall of the high bay space met the need for a column-free clear opening along the hangar doors. The design of the connection detail at the top of the struts, which was of utmost importance to the design and constructability of the truss is described. The details of other design highlights are also described.

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    American Institute of Steel Construction

    Wrigley Building, 400 North Michigan Avenue, 8th Floor
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Publication Date: 1992-5

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  • Pagination: p. 18-27
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  • Accession Number: 00621850
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1992 12:00AM