Terri Meyer Boake B.E.S. B.Arch. M.Arch.
Associate Professor School of Architecture University of Waterloo

Canron Steel Fabricators

Fabrication for: #1 Times Square, New York

Toronto, Ontario




Background: The images contained on this site were taken during a site visit, arranged by the courtesy of the Steel Structures Education Foundation (March 2002) during the SSEF Architectural and Engineering Educators Meeting.

The Project: The Canron plant was in the process of carrying out the fabrication of the large structural steel components for #1 Times Square, New York

The entire structure of #1 Times Square is constructed of structural steel, from the foundation columns to the steel at the top of the building. Many of the member are composed of composite sections made from multiple layers of 6" steel plate (the maximum hot rolled plate section available).

Welding operations

Overall of the large steel members

Complex angles and joints

Extremely thick plates and sizeable welds

This steel section is made from multi layers of 6" thick plates

Side view of large angled piece

The case studies represented in this web document represent a condensed body of work that will be available in extended CD-ROM format from the Steel Structures Education Foundation upon written request.

The images on this site are copyrighted and as such may not be commercially reproduced without written consent of the Steel Structures Education Foundation.

last updated May 30, 2005