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Cambridge Center
Cambridge, Massachusetts

For years, concrete buildings dominated the residential market because low floor-to-floor dimensions reduced overall structure height, saving money. LeMessurier invented the staggered truss system as a response to this dominance of concrete. The efficiencies of thin structural concrete floor systems became moot with the innovative load-sharing concept of trusses staggered both in plan and section through the building, smoothing the mechanical coordination and reducing construction cost.

1987
Engineering News Record Jan