Sanctuary Gates
Location : Phoenix Zoo
Year : 2007
Architectural : Expiritu Loci
Engineering : Vertex CSE

Job Details:

Series of architectural steel entries (only the main gate built).

Sq. ft. : N/A

Design Points:

Moment connections to isolated footings to prevent overturning. The design of these footings, anchors, and baseplates were handicapped by the strict Phoenix wind provisions and the low allowable bearing capacity required by the city.

Main entry designed to carry large steel gate as well as additional cladding increase the lateral tributary area.

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