Saiful Bouquet provided structural engineering services for the Metropolis Development located in Downtown Los Angeles. The Metropolis site is a five-parcel block mixed-use development containing 3.2 million gsf of multi-family, hotel and retail.
Phase II consists of 2.2 million gross square footage of building area with residential, restaurant, retail uses in two additional high-rise buildings (R2 and R3) and podium with associated parking and open space. Residential tower 2 is 42-stories tall and has approximately 670,000 sq. ft. of space and 525 condo units. Residential Tower 3, is a 57-story 830,000 gsf tower with 2-levels of below grade parking with approximately 725 luxury condo units. The tower is configured to have a higher stack that is 57-story and lower stack structurally connected to the higher stack that extends 20 levels.
Saiful Bouquet the residential towers using Performance Based Seismic Design. The towers have post-tensioned slabs and utilize concrete cores for lateral resistance. As with Phase 1, the Phase 2 design also followed a very fast-track schedule.