|Fabricator:||W&W Steel Company|
|Engineer of Record:||Thornton Tomasetti|
|Architect of Record:||Kendall/Heaton Associates|
|Floor Area:||55,500 sq. ft.|
|Roof Area:||166,500 sq. ft.|
|Comments:||Erection took place in two phases: Building Shell and Canopy Structure. Building was erected primarily with tower cranes. Main Auditorium Roof is framed with trusses bearing on cast-in-place concrete bowl walls approximately 90ft tall. Canopy/Sunshade structure wraps the main building with a footprint of three acres. A portion of the canopy structure is framed with built-up plate girders spanning 160 weighing close to 1,000 lbs/ft.
A portion of the sunshade is oriented over a below grade parking garage capable of supporting only HS20 highway loads. Special erection schemes were required to place erection cranes over the garage without exceeding the final design loads.