The Cosmopolitan of Las VegasLas Vegas, Nevada

  • Located adjacent to the Jockey Club and squeezed between the Bellagio and MGM CityCenter site
  • A 6.5 million sf project on a limited seven-acre site
  • The limited site area forced a non-conventional vertically stacked solution
  • Parking for 3,000 cars was pushed below grade
  • Slurry walls are utilized, which facilitated the depth of excavation at 75 feet
  • The mat foundation is pre-compressed using micro-piles to prevent soil rebound
  • This solution saved considerable time and money
  • The five-story podium contains convention and ballroom space, a 1,800-seat theatre, retail, and casino areas
  • Lateral stability at these levels is provided by steel shear wall panels
  • Above the podium are two 52-story, 650-foot towers containing hotel guest rooms and residential units
  • The towers are structured using 9-inch post-tensioned flat slabs and full-width shear walls between room demise walls
  • Awards:
    ACEC New York – Silver Award, Structural Systems 2012