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Caesars Windsor

Major expansion for greater visitor appeal

Caesars Windsor is located on the riverfront at Windsor, Ontario, overlooking the Detroit skyline near the Canadian end of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. The casino draws around 6 million visitors each year from Ontario, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and elsewhere in the Midwest United States.  

Having been involved in the design of the first phase of the casino, which opened in 1998, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff went on to provide structural engineering services for a $300M expansion program in 2007 – 2008 to attract more visitors with a more resort-style appeal.

The 84,000 m2 (900,000 ft2) project included the Augustus Tower, a new 27-floor hotel with 3 levels below grade housing mechanical and electrical services and parking. This tower consists of cast-in-place concrete structures stabilized by concrete cores. The north end of the building has 7m cantilevers and is supported by a post-tensioned beam grid system.

The project also added a two-storey, 8,400 m2 (90,000 ft2) entertainment centre containing ballrooms, banquet halls and conference rooms. Steel trusses over the entertainment centre span 61 metres and are designed to meet the acoustical requirements in the theatre and support the ballrooms above. The building is constructed on rafts, which are anchored to the ground to resist uplifting forces. Renovations were also completed to the entrance and the rotunda area of the existing hotel.

Client Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
Architect WZMH Architects Inc.
Location Windsor, Canada
Our services Structural engineering
Project status Completed in 2009