American Dream Sea Life

  • Project involves the fit out of approximately 31,000 sf for both the LDC and SLC primarily within the ground floor of the existing American Dream complex
  • Fit out spaces contain various attractions including aquariums, acrylic tanks, theaters, and theme rides
  • Will include several ramps and built up slabs to accommodate differences in elevation between the base building and the fit out spaces
  • Located in Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Sports City
  • Three-story, 5,000-seat arena used for sports, entertainment, and corporate and social events
  • 37,000-square-foot main arena floor located at the center of the building
  • Meeting rooms, offices, and storage space make up the building’s perimeter
  • Constructed mostly of reinforced concrete
  • Main arena roof is built with long span steel trusses
  • A 65,000-seat stadium in Abu Dhabi
  • Designed to provide both indoor and outdoor venues by utilizing a large moveable roof
  • Steel trusses spanning up to 920 feet long frame the roof areas
  • The seating bowl is framed with a mix of cast-in-place concrete elements and steel rakers
  • This expansion established The Turning Stone Casino as the premier entertainment, meeting, and gaming destination within central New York
  • Highlights within this 1.3 million sf expansion include: an event center, a 5,100-seat arena, a 100-key golf resort suite hotel
  • Also includes a world-class spa and fitness center, a 20-story, 300-room hotel tower, a 25,000 sf Wintergarden, and a parking garage
  • Extensive renovations are made to the existing facilities as well
  • Awards:
    New York Construction Awards- Top Projects of 2004/2005
    New York Construction Awards – Award of Merit, Hospitality 2005
    New York Construction Awards – Top Projects of 2003/2004
  • Consists of a multi-phased project
  • Provides a gymnasium, basketball and volleyball courts, racquetball courts, health and wellness areas, administrative areas, campus support, and other recreation support areas
  • Phases I and II contain 58,000 and 99,500 sf
  • Phase I prescribes a tall volume two-court gym for intramural and recreational sports
  • The main entry lobby, a two-story volume, is centrally located between the basketball courts and a fitness area for weight equipment and aerobic machines
  • The mezzanine located above provides area for mechanical equipment, restrooms, and two multi-purpose group fitness rooms for aerobics classes
  • The third major area is a two-story structure utilized for fitness activities that has a transparent wall with a view to the west
  • The primary structural system consists of precast keystone joists supporting a concrete slab poured monolithically with the columns
  • Long span steel joists support a concrete slab on metal deck and are used to span across the basketball courts
  • DeSimone utilized a shallow foundation system and exterior walls of eight-inch masonry combined with glazed surfaces
  • Situated on four non-adjacent sites located between East Second Street, Stanton Street, the Bowery and Chrystie Street in New York City
  • A prototype project, which is the result of an innovative collaboration between state, city, non-profit and private organizations
  • Contains over 750,000 sf of residential, retail and parking facilities
  • Phase I, the main building, is a 14-story structure that provides a residential component, the Chinatown YMCA community/athletic center and 85,000 sf of retail space
  • The additional three buildings are smaller and contain a variety of residential types, divided between luxury and middle-income units
  • The complex contains 708 apartments
  • Awards:
    McGraw Hill Construction (New York Construction) – Top Projects of 2005-2006
  • A four-story, 350,000 sf complex
  • Accommodates a variety of retail and entertainment functions
  • Includes space for large volume retailers, theme stores, small local merchants, indoor restaurants, outdoor cafes, and virtual reality attractions
  • Also contains a performance hall, and a 16-theater Sony cinema with IMAX theater
  • Constructed on top of an underground conference hall, the structure utilizes 140 foot long clear span plate girders
  • The lateral force resisting system ties into and transfers forces to the existing structure
  • The project is designed to meet California’s Zone 4 Seismic Requirements
  • Awards:
    AIA – Award of Merit 2000
  • Built in three phases
  • Phase 1, the 500,000 sf gaming project, a super-fast-tracked project, completed in just 12 months
  • Phase II, “Project Sunburst”, a 5 million sf expansion
  • Includes a 34-story, 1,200-room luxury hotel, meeting and function space including the northeast’s largest ballroom, retail shopping and 9 new restaurants.
  • Also includes a 10,000-seat arena, gaming space, a 300-seat cabaret, a world-class spa, a business center, an indoor pool and an outdoor terrace
  • Phase III, “Project Horizon”, the 1.4 million sf expansion, includes the Casino of the Wind, a House of Blues venue, administrative space, new retail and restaurant space, a Mandara Spa and an adult recreation lounge.
  • Also includes back-of-house area, a 5,300-car parking garage and a 43-story, 1,000 room gold englazed hotel tower
  • At each phase of this project, the Native American themed elements required specialty design
  • Awards:
    Building of America 2008 (Mohegan Sun, Casino of the Wind)
    New York Construction Awards – Top Project 2008 (Mohegan Sun Expansion)
    New York Construction Awards – Silver Award 2002 (Mohegan Sun Phase II)
    New York Construction Awards – Mixed-Use Project of the Year 2001 (Mohegan Sun Phase II)