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Mark Twain House Education & Visitors Center

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Project Location: Hartford, Connecticut

Architect: Robert A. M. Stern Architects

Construction Manager: Dimeo Construction Company

Program Manager: Bovis Land Lease

Description: New three-story, 30,000 square foot museum and visitor center, built into a hillside with one floor within the hillside and two above. Due to poor underlying soils, a monolithic mat foundation was used beneath the structure to inhibit undesirable differential settlement. Superstructure constructed of a steel frame with a composite floor framing system. Lateral bracing for hurricane winds and earthquakes is achieved through the use of a braced frame lateral force-resisting system. The building was the first LEED-certified project in Connecticut as well as the first LEED-certified museum in the country.

Year Completed: 2004

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