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.
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.