2006 – 2008
2008 – 2009
Services rendered by Werner Sobek:
Structural and facade engineering for lobby facade of both towers (concept design, schematic design, design development)
MGM, Las Vegas/USA
HG Esch, Hennef/Germany
The Veers Towers in Las Vegas consists of two high-rise buildings. Both buildings are distinguished by a lobby facade on three sides of each building. Each facade measures 40 m in length and 24 m in height. The facade of the south tower is inclined inwards, the one of the north tower outwards. The bearing structure of the lobby facade is made of horizontal steel beams which are arranged behind the glass joints. This 5 cm width steel fins span between the main bearing beams and reach approx. 6 m. The free span is reduced by diagonally arranged struts, so that the dimensions could be kept very filigree. According to the flow of force as a result of horizontal loads, the steel fins are tapered. Dead load of the facade structure is suspended from the main structure above by tension rods behind the joints.