Globe Life Field (Texas Rangers Stadium)

  • Globe Life Field in Arlington is the home ballpark of the Texas Rangers of the Major League. The new stadium features a retractable roof and will provide a more comfortable environment for fans to watch baseball in high temperatures weather and prevent rain delays
  • DeSimone provided 3D structural modeling and detailing for the steel portions of the project in order to generate fabrication shop drawings, material lists, and CNC files for the steel fabricator
  • Construction begun in fall 2017 with an aggressive completion date. On site coordination and weekly BIM meetings were held which help to achieve the scheduled completion date
  • Globe Life Field was originally scheduled to open on March 23, 2020, but due to the pandemic, 2020 Major League Baseball season was delayed. On July 24, 2020, the Rangers hosted their first regular season game against the Colorado Rockies and it was the host facility for the 2020 World Series
  • DeSimone provided 3D structural modeling and detailing for the steel portions of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in order to generate fabrication shop drawings, material lists, and CNC files for the steel fabricator
  • The stadium’s design is most noted for its panoramic halo scoreboard and its unique, camera shutter-style retractable roof; DeSimone was brought on board to assist in detailing the roof
  • DeSimone was responsible for 2,850 tons of steel design for the roof portions of the project
  • There were numerous challenges faced in the detailing of the unique structure, including providing extensive survey coordinates and incorporating the cambers of the structure
  • Due to the tight timeframe, DeSimone had 10-15 detailers working on the same model simultaneously, which introduced additional challenges. Because of this, DeSimone had to maintain constant open channels of communication with the engineers on the project and ensure information was passing freely between all parties involved in the project
  • 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)