Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago Millennium Park

Project Description

The Pritzker Pavilion at Chicago Millennium Park has been hailed the city's most important project since the World's Columbian exposition of 1893. Officially opened in 2004, this Frank Gehry project (Guggenheim Museum Bilbao) has many unique features. Dowco participate in this project establishing a method of importing and exporting 3D models between the Structural Engineer and the Steel Detailer.

Due to the complex structure (park's bandshell structure shown on left) Dowco helped establish a method of importing laser survey points into the 3D model because of the modification required with the framing of the building and the structure of the exterior cladding. Custom software macros were developed and structural connections adapted to meet the as-built requirements of the park's structures.

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