January 8, 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, Epstein's chief structural engineer and designer of Mennica's structural system, explains what can be seen in the construction progress photos featured in this article:
"The east tower construction has reached the 30th and final full floor. Above this level are four floors that successively reduce in size toward the south to give the top of the building its distinctive sloped crown. Topping out of the structural frame should occur within the next month, followed by several months of continued facade curtain wall installation."
Mennica is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2019.