Westin Peachtree Hotel Exterior Restoration

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PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel is a fixture of the Atlanta skyline. The iconic reflective glass building stands 73 stories tall, making it the 23rd tallest hotel building in the world. Tragically, when a 130-mile-per-hour tornado struck downtown Atlanta on March 14, 2008, the building sustained significant damage. Initially disabling 320 of the guest rooms, all 6,350 windows of the hotel required replacement in order to meet modern standards for weatherproofing and help prevent future storm damage.

As the construction management team for this large undertaking, Pascal Architects established the scope of work for post-disaster cleanup and remediation, as well as managing the construction with the hotel still in operation. The glass building envelope includes more than 12 miles of glass curtain wall, which was all replaced. Our team successfully negotiated a contract on behalf of the client to restore the building envelope within budget and according to the specifications of the insurance provider.

Details

  • Categories: Construction management
  • Team: P. Mark Culotta
    Knox Tumlin
    Jess Schmeeckle
    Danielle Upshaw
    Alessandra McDaniels
  • Date: 2010
  • Budget: $40 million