Comment 73477

By Mahesh_P_Butani (registered) - website | Posted January 29, 2012 at 22:06:44 in reply to Comment 73452

The foundation was laid for the third wing of the building to complete the "Y" (and not a mirror image of the front two wings) - That put it in the location where the two walkways are presently. The third wing was also a rectangle block the same depth as the front two wings - running south, (which was planned to connect to the existing lobby and elevator bank).

The foundation was not laid to hold a "tower" as stated, but a mid-rise building as tall as the current front two wings. If a tower is planned there, the existing foundations would have to be removed and recast to handle the additional load of a "tower".

Besides, there is no way to ascertain the current state/condition of what was cast 40+ years ago. So, it would be futile speculating on the ease of constructing upon these footings today, (even if the old drawings are found), unless there is a comprehensive excavation and structural testing done to uncover these footings and ascertain its current state and the potential capacity to bear new load.

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