Doka’s load-bearing Staxo 100, designed for tall shoring-heights and high loads, was used to unite high-load capacity and safety. The sys-tem's very high load-bearing capacity – up to 22,500 pounds per leg – has optimized use of equipment for this project.
Construction began in September 2011 and with safety as a concern, Doka was selected to provide the high-end formwork solutions needed to keep the project on schedule.
Pursuing the tallest residential building in the Western hemisphere is a safety challenge that requires a high attention to detail at every step.
Custom, architectural steel formwork was used all around the outside column and the spandrel beams in the form of stainless steel factsheets.
High-strength reinforcing and custom stainless steel self-climbing forms allowed Roger & Sons to deliver the exposed external frame with an architectural finish.
Roger & Sons Concrete Inc., the concrete contractor on the project, had its work cut out with the 96-story building positioned in a high-end neighborhood known for art, fashion, and retail.
“This building will be a landmark, rising out of Midtown like a pencil sticking up in the air twice as high as anything else in the neighborhood,” says Antonio Rodrigues, president of Roger & Sons Concrete.