STRUCTURAL

Veer Towers at CityCenter

 Twin highrise buildings that lean at opposing five-degree angles from the vertical

Veer Towers at CityCenter

Las Vegas, NV

Architect: Murphy/Jahn Architects
with Adamson Associates Architects

Completion: 2010
Category: Residential

Project Type: Structural Engineering, Building Structures

Attribution: Neb Erakovic*

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The Veer Towers are a pair of residential high-rises located in the prestigious CityCenter development on the Las Vegas Strip. The 37-storey, 146-m (480-ft) tall towers house 670 condominium units, rooftop amenity spaces, and tall podium lobbies. Dramatic leans are the most notable aspect of the towers. Each of the high-rises lean at 5-degrees off vertical in opposing directions. Parallelogram-shaped floor plates further accentuate the distinctive geometry of the LEED Gold certified buildings.

 

The striking architectural forms of the Veer towers are realized with advanced structural engineering solutions. Massive horizontal forces from the eccentric weight of the building and high seismic zone loading are resisted with a unique Z-shaped building core that maximizes building stiffness and minimizes impact to usable space within the units. Conventional reinforced concrete floor plates are combined with pre-stressed and post-tensioning concrete beams to transfer columns to suit the sloping building geometry. The transfer beams in combination with slender sloping 24-m (80-ft) tall composite steel and concrete columns permit massive light-filled lobbies for a breathtaking entrance into the towers.

*Project delivered by Principal prior to joining PICCO

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