Butterfly Wall

San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 2

Hom-Pisano provided structural analysis as well as member, connection and anchorage design for the support frame for Charles Sowers’ Butterfly Wall exhibit at SFO Terminal 2. The support frame is hidden above the ceiling and anchors to the underside of the existing metal deck and concrete slab. The support frame was designed to withstand vertical gravity forces due to the frame, as well as lateral seismic forces.

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Click here to see a video featuring the art of Terminal 2 (Butterflies at 1:09).

Artist: Charles Sowers

images courtesy of Rocket Science

image courtesy of SFO