Next time you are in Pittsburgh, try sitting on the patio of the Hofbrauhaus at the South Shore Riverfront Park for a view of the dual cone PVC tension structure that shades the stage. It was installed in the summer of 2011 along with the full overhaul of landscaping and many new businesses. The steep slope of the canopy will resist the potential problems of snow loads. Custom membrane plates were design to accommodate the tapering fabric angles at the ends of the long struts.


Project Name: South Shore Riverfront Park
Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Year Completed: 2011
Membrane Type: Serge Ferrari Precontraint 1202 T2 PVC Fabric
Wind Loads: Engineered for Snow and Wind Loads
Total Project Size: Approximately 126’-8” Overall Length x 33’-2” Width x 31′-0″ Max Height