The Knot, designed by Damon Hyldreth, is located at the Bayview Corporate Center in Newport Beach, CA. It was constructed in 2011 of ASTM 316 stainless steel and is comprised of three pieces: two 1”x20”x350” shaped plates and a 1”x60”x140” base. The final structure is 12 x 16 x 7.5 feet.
ZFA created a 3D Model to evaluate the sculpture stability under its self-weight and to determine the effects of a person hanging from the cantilevered portion. In addition, ZFA evaluated the sculpture’s behavior during a seismic event, determined the required weld sizes and lengths at the connecting joints, and provided reactions for global stability.