Permasteelisa, a long-time customer of Symmetry Solutions, and world leader in curtain wall design, production, and installation, played a large part in engineering the design of Beekman Tower, New York’s tallest residential high-rise. The 76-story lower-Manhattan tower, designed by Frank Gehry, is 867 feet high. It includes highly-shaped curved steel surfaces that create a unique ripple effect. Permasteelisa’s virtual construction and precise 3D-models created using SolidWorks played an integral part in the successful completion of this impressive building. For more details on how this project came together, you can view a video here.
Recently, one of our SolidWorks Education customers was featured in a local news story. Steve Higley, engineering teacher at Maranatha Christian Academy (a close neighbor to Symmetry Solutions’ new facility in Brooklyn Park), facilitated a project with about a dozen engineering students. The project involved designing a bridge to replace a bridge in desperate need of repair on the Superior Hiking Trail, where the students from Maranatha take regular hiking trips. Before the manual labor began, the students designed the bridge using SolidWorks. Tom Denecke, a local engineer, volunteered to help the students. The new bridge they designed was 36 feet long and 10 feet high.