The temporary use of drilled shafts in the renovation of Carnegie Hall

Debra Laefer, Alastair Elliott, Laurence Weller

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The use of drilled shafts as temporary foundations in the renovation of Carnegie Hall provides an interesting case history of how traditional geotechnical solutions can be integral to accomplishing atypical and difficult projects. In the case of Carnegie Hall, the installation of drilled shafts enabled reliable interim support of the existing structure during the subsurface removal of over 4,600 m3 (6,000 y3) of rock. The project created a new 600 plus seat, multiuse, performance space beneath the main concert space of Carnegie Hall. The site provided challenges related to limited headroom, scheduling restrictions, and concerns about the preservation of an internationally acclaimed concert hall. The structural and geotechnical work was completed without imperiling aesthetics or acoustics and without interfering with the operation of the facility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320-334
Number of pages15
JournalGeotechnical Special Publication
Issue number116 I
StatePublished - 2002

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The temporary use of drilled shafts in the renovation of Carnegie Hall. / Laefer, Debra; Elliott, Alastair; Weller, Laurence.

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Laefer, Debra ; Elliott, Alastair ; Weller, Laurence. / The temporary use of drilled shafts in the renovation of Carnegie Hall. In: Geotechnical Special Publication. 2002 ; No. 116 I. pp. 320-334.
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