Caesars Windsor

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Caesars Windsor is located on the riverfront at Windsor, Ontario, overlooking the Detroit skyline near the Canadian end of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. The casino draws around 6 million visitors each year from Ontario, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and elsewhere in the Midwest United States.


Location

  • Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Sector

Service

Client

  • Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation

Project Status

  • Completed in 2009

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Having been involved in the design of the first phase of the casino, which opened in 1998, WSP  went on to provide structural engineering services for a $300M expansion program in 2007 – 2008 to attract more visitors with a more resort-style appeal.

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Major Expansion for Greater Visitor Appeal

The 84,000 m² (900,000 ft² ) project included the Augustus Tower, a new 27-floor hotel with 3 levels below grade housing mechanical and electrical services and parking. This tower consists of cast-in- place concrete structures stabilized by concrete cores. The north end of the building has 7m cantilevers and is supported by a post-tensioned beam grid system.

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gross area
84,000 m²
floors
27
visitors per year
6 million

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The project also added a two-storey, 8,400 m² (90,000 ft² ) entertainment centre containing ballrooms, banquet halls and conference rooms. Steel trusses over the entertainment centre span 61 metres and are designed to meet the acoustical requirements in the theatre and support the ballrooms above.

The building is constructed on rafts, which are anchored to the ground to resist uplifting forces. Renovations were also completed to the entrance and the rotunda area of the existing hotel.


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