Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. I’ve traveled down for the IRE show this week in Orlando, Florida and gotten away from the Arctic cold of the northeast. I will admit Orlando is one of my least liked parts of Florida. Today we travel to Charlotte, North Carolina and feature the NASCAR Hall of Fame. While none of us here at METALCON are NASCAR fans, we can certainly appreciate the buildings beauty. What you’ll find by looking at the building is that the design team really focused on the sport and how to translate it into a structure. The building clearly evokes speed, with it’s curvaceous shape that looks like a race track. The design team is listed below and to learn more about the NASCAR Hall of Fame click here.
Owner/Developer: City of Charlotte; NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte, N.C.
Owner’s Representative: NASCAR, Charlotte, N.C.
Architect: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners LLP, New York
Architect: Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, Charlotte, N.C.
Structural Engineer: Leslie E. Robertson Associates, RLLP, New York
General Contractor: BE&K Building Group, Charlotte, N.C.
Steel Fabricator: SteelFab, Inc., Charlotte, N.C.
Steel Detailer: Hutchins & Associates, Clemmons, N.C.
Steel Erector: Williams Erection Company, Smyrna, Ga.
Bender/Roller: SteelFab, Inc., Charlotte, N.C.
Design-Build Contractor for Ribbon: Zahner, Kansas City, Mo.
Consultant: Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Inc., New York
Consultant: Jaros Baum & Bolles, New York