At the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, a 36-story guitar shaped tower is on track for completion in August as part of a $1.5 billion expansion.
New details of the construction program have been revealed, in an article published on the ENR Southeast website:
- The tower’s height was limited to 450 feet due to its location in a flight path. Designers worked to save inches wherever they could, including minimizing floor slabs
- An LED lighting system is being built into the curtain wall. There will also be 355-foot lighted guitar strings, lit by light cannons
- To create the curved guitar shape, support columns are sloped as much as 40 degrees
- Vertical construction of the 36-story shell took just nine months and one week, with floors being completed in as few as five days
The guitar tower itself is 596,044 square feet. It is part of a larger 3.2 million square foot master plan that includes new theater, gaming, and recreational areas.
The entire master plan is on track for completion before the 2020 Super Bowl.
Source: The Next Miami