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The Tiradentes Palace, designed by Oscar Niemeyer, is considered one of the most daring works of the architect in 70 years of career. The building with four floors, is the largest building suspended in the world with a span of 147 meters long and 26 wide. The engineer Jose Carlos Sussekind, responsible for the calculations of the building, highlights the uniqueness of the project. "He has no support. It is a unique building because it has four floors, is glass and concrete. Out of the country do not have references of similar projects, because the architects have not dared to do so. The references we have are projects Oscar Niemeyer's own studies in Brazil, as the building of the Attorney General's Office in Brasilia, which has a span of 40 meters, and the National Museum in Brasilia, with a dome 80 meters. And in Sao Paulo have the MASP, designed by Lina Bo Bardi, with a span of 80 meters".

The building was constructed over 30 temporary metal pillars, which allowed the completion of the work in the natural order of the first floor to the roof. With the withdrawal of the pillars, the building is now fully supported by 30 struts, formed by three sets of 12 steel cables. The cables are locked into 15 concrete beams 20 meters long and 3.4 meters in height, located at the top, and supported by two large gantry parallel reinforced concrete. According to the engineer João Eduardo Dutra, coordinator of the work of Government House, the structure of the building was designed to withstand a load of up to 34.000 tons.

Before the stage of completion of the building, began the process of gradual transfer of the cargo floor - even then applied the pillars provisional - to the steel cables, supported by porticos and roof of the building, which left the building down. The migration process loads lasted 30 days and was closely monitored by engineers and technicians responsible. Against the actions of wind, the stability of the concrete block down is guaranteed with the support of the gateways of access that link with the elevator tower and a helipad.

Source: www.cidadeadministrativa.mg.gov.br

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