Eric Gordon's project experience undertaken with a previous firm.
London, United Kingdom
Cesar Pelli and Associates/ Adamson Associates Limited
Canary Wharf Contractors Limited
Structural Engineering Consultant
Known for its distinctive elliptical glass roof, the Canary Wharf DLR station is located at the base of One Canada Square and serves the Canary Wharf office complex. With six platforms serving three rail tracks, the station is known for its curved arch glazed roof connecting two parts of a shopping centre.
Served by two lines of the DLR, the station is within walking distance of the tube station of the same name, connecting easily into the greater London Underground transit system.
Challenge: Mitigate the effect of vibration due to passing trains on the DLR roof structure.
Solution: The entire roof structure is supported on elastomeric bearings designed to accommodate all structural movements due to thermal effects and imposed loading, and to isolate the structure from the vibrations caused by passing trains. For the main arch roof spans, the elastomeric bearing pads simulate hinged supports to the roof trusses and accommodate all structural movements.