Project Description

Salt Palace Convention Center


The Salt Palace Convention Center was skillfully erected utilizing two cranes simultaneously. Flawless AESS banana trusses support the unique roof structure of the perimeter while 260ʹ triangulated trusses, weighing in at 180 tons, adorn the ceiling of the convention center. SME Steel meticulously fabricated AESS rolled tube steel composing the interior tree columns and branches. The cylinder tower pieces were shop assembled and transported via oversized loads in only eight separate panels forming the circle while limiting the number of field weld connections. This structure was awarded Silver Certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.


  • 679,000 Square Feet
  • $9,685,000
  • 5,700 Tons
  • Architect: Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates, working with Gillies Stranksy Brems Smith Architects
  • Contractors: Hughes Hunt Bodell
  • Date of Completion: 2000