U.S. Bank Stadium

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U.S. Bank Stadium

U.S. Bank Stadium

The Vikings are finally getting the stadium that they, and the city of Minneapolis, deserve. After years in the planning, the aged, but once innovative Metrodome is being replaced with a cutting edge stadium, in both design and function, which will transform this part of the city’s skyline. Being constructed on the site of the now demolished Metrodome, the Minnesota Multipurpose Stadium, aka US Bank Stadium, consists of an enclosed multi-level football stadium, configurable for other venues. Its statistics are impressive; once completed it will contain approximately 1,752,262 gross sq. ft. of space, with a 65,028 seating capacity, expandable up… Read More

The New York Wheel

The New York Wheel

Many occasional or first time riders of the Staten Island Ferry are often baffled once reaching the St. George’s terminal in Staten Island to find that there is little to do near the terminal (unless they are going to the minor league baseball stadium nearby). Staten Island has many interesting attractions but it is difficult to compete against those in Manhattan and capture the ferry’s recreational riders. So, most get back on the ferry and return to Manhattan. That is about to change – in a very big way. Now under construction, Staten Island is about to get the world’s… Read More

Merritt & Harris Consulting on the New Atlanta Falcons Stadium

Merritt & Harris Consulting on the New Atlanta Falcons Stadium

There is a new iconic addition to the Atlanta skyline being constructed. Set to debut in 2017, the new Atlanta Stadium will be the epitome of the next generation of stadium design providing an unparalleled experience in trendsetting technological entertainment, variety of suite choices, functionality and flexible design. It will feature the highest levels of environmental design. Of the many exciting features of the stadium perhaps the roof is the most spectacular, consisting of a composite of 8 roofs which close/open like camera shutters in under 8 minutes. In addition, the roofs will be constructed of a translucent fabric which,… Read More

The Restoration and Greening of a Dowager Hotel

The Restoration and Greening of a Dowager Hotel

Designed by Howard Greenly in 1904 in the Beaux Arts style, the striking 14 story exterior of the Prince George Hotel has a richly ornamented facade of limestone, terracotta and red brick featuring a prominent cornice and occupies a place on the National Register of Historic Places. Located on the then fashionable block on East 28th St between Madison and 5th Avenues, in its heyday, it was the place to be, possessing beautifully ornamented public areas such as the Ladies Tea Room, the Hunt Room and the Prince George Ballroom. One of the largest and most posh early 20th century hotels,… Read More

Cornell Tech

Merritt & Harris is excited to have been chosen to provide consulting services in the initial stages of one of the most exciting projects coming to fruition in the city, the new Cornell Tech campus being built on Roosevelt Island. Cornell West will be a state of the art, world-class technology facility, bringing together members of the corporate world with researchers and teachers to bring future technology to the world at an accelerated pace. The campus will include: The Bloomberg Center – an academic facility for research and learning The Bridge at Cornell Tech – a corporate co-location building where… Read More

The Knights Welcome Their New Home

The Knights Welcome Their New Home

by Jim Mako, P.E, LEED AP, Florida Branch Manager and Senior Associate BB&T Ballpark, an uptown stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, opened for games in April 2014. The Charlotte Knights, a Triple-A minor league affiliate of the Chicago White Sox in the International League, has now moved to its namesake city after 10 years in Knight Stadium in Fort Mills, South Carolina. A major league ballpark, it contains 975 club seats, 22, luxury suites, and 2 clubs. There are 10,000 total seats. It is estimated that the annual draw for the first year will be 600,000 fans. Those in the Concourse… Read More

Levi’s Stadium has Playing Turf Installed

Levi’s Stadium has Playing Turf Installed

by Ricardo Flores, Principal, Los Angeles Branch Manager, and Latin America Group Leader Construction of the new home for the San Francisco 49ers is reaching the final stages of construction, and the newly planted grass field is a clear indication that the opening date for the 2014 NFL season is approaching rapidly, with inaugural events such as the ribbon cutting ceremony occurring on July 17, 2014, and an MSL game between the San Jose Earthquakes and Seattle Sounders taking place on August 2, 2014. Located in the Silicone Valley community of Santa Clara, the new 68,500 seat Levi’s Stadium will… Read More

Construction of the Minnesota Multipurpose Stadium, Reaches Milestone One Month Ahead of Schedule

Construction of the Minnesota Multipurpose Stadium, Reaches Milestone One Month Ahead of Schedule

by Ricardo Flores, Principal, Los Angeles Branch Manager, and Latin America Group Leader The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, home of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings since 1982, has been demolished, paving the way for construction of the team’s new home, the New Minnesota Multi-Purpose Stadium. Demolition of the Metrodome, was completed in mid-April 2014, one month ahead of the scheduled completion date of May 15, 2014. Construction activities broke ground in early December 2013, following the completion of the 2013 NFL season, and completion of the new stadium is slated for June 2016, in time for the start of the 2016… Read More