April 15, 2019
Construction continues on the two-building Class A Office Mennica Legacy Tower, which will be comprised of a 35-story east tower and a 10-story west building located in the Central Business District of Warsaw. For this project, Epstein is serving as the architect and engineer of record, as well as the design engineer for MEP and structural engineering services. Our friends at Goettsch Partners are the design architects.
The construction of the Mennica development, due to the sites relatively high water wall and the adjacent existing subway lines, is utilizing the "Slurry Wall," or "Diaphragm Wall," technique. Tom Suarez, PE, SE, Epsteins chief structural engineer and designer of Mennicas structural system, explains what can be seen in the construction progress photos featured in this article:
"Recently a celebration was held to commemorate the completion of the building structure. The curtain wall is erected up to the 26th floor and the beauty of the Mennica Legacy Tower is becoming more apparent. The west faÃ§ade includes operable window segments concealed in the short returns of the serrated curtain wall allowing natural ventilation on each floor."
Mennica is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2019.