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events | installation spotlight
Designing and working around the 60 foot
" Demon with Bowl " sculpture by artist Damien
Hirst was just one of many challenges of this
casino rooftop installation. Photos courtesy of
Eventstar Structures
By the numbers
* 10 months, from planning and
engineering to manufacturing
and installation.
* A fl uctuating crew of 20-30.
* 33,000 square feet of multiuse space
A bespoke solution
I
n 2018, Eventstar Structures of Medley,
Fla., was commissioned to cover the
expansive pool deck at The Palms Casino
Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. The casino
wanted to enclose the roof deck to allow
the Kaos Day Club and Night Club located
there to remain operational during the
winter season.
However, the build was not just covering
a swimming pool. It also needed to cover
the 60-foot " Demon with Bowl " sculpture
by artist Damien Hirst, in addition to
33,000 square feet of multiuse space on the
pool's west side and 15 private cabanas.
" Both the physical and geographical
locations of this structure made it one
of the most challenging projects that
we've ever encountered, " says Alain
Perez, president and CEO of Eventstar
18 intents april-may 2022
Eventstar Structures engineers an impressive rooftop enclosure.
Structures. " It was built on the pool deck of
a Las Vegas casino where extreme desert
winds are not uncommon. The wind
tunnel effect in that speciic location of
the building was particularly challenging.
The structure was subject to high gusts
and accelerated winds frequently. "
This expansive rooftop structure required
substantial design and engineering
to become a reality. Custom connections
were installed into the foundations
of the building's deck and rooing to provide
the bulk of the structural support.
" The unique shape of the structure was
dictated by the surrounding buildings,
which were connected to the structure, "
Perez explains. " The 60-foot-plus columns
that were used for the structures and the
custom truss design we engineered to

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