Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall

Detroit, Michigan – 740 Tons

The design of this cultural hall is beautiful, but the construction site was ugly – a tight urban setting, adjacent to the existing orchestra hall – which demanded careful site planning prior to steel erection.  The design included a substantial amount of architecturally exposed structural steel and long span trusses and joist girders.  Working closely with the Construction Manager, George W. Auch Company, Douglas Steel Fabricating Corporation met the unique project needs using HSS members for the structurally exposed steel and blind connections to attach HSS members to HSS members so no fasteners were visible.