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This unique structure was designed in two distinct phases in order to keep half the convention center fully functioning throughout the duration of construction. For the overall project, almost half of the work will be completed underground, allowing for optimum connection between existing and new construction of the two phases.
CityCenter comprises a 67-acre community of luxury towers, retail and entertainment space, convention center, gaming facilities and residential buildings. This is one of the largest sustainable developments in the world and earned six U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold certifications. Due to SME Steel’s diligence and expertise, this massive project was completed on time.
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.