September 26, 2018
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:
"These pictures show the current progress of the two towers. The west tower is topped out with the curtain wall installation complete to the roof level. The east tower is currently at the 20th level with curtain wall installation just getting under way above the lobby. With the progress of the east tower, you can start to see the 2.4 degree slope of the southeast column which will frame the towers dramatic outward leaning stepped faÃ§ade at the corner vertical notch, similar to the stepped faÃ§ade effect shown in the shorter west tower.
"The below picture is the glass fin supported glazing of the west tower lobby and visible in the background is the distinctive sawtooth profile of the curtain wall of the west tower."
Mennica is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2019.