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Figures

Height: Architectural 150.8 m / 495 ft
Height: Occupied 137.5 m / 451 ft
Height: To Tip 153.8 m / 505 ft
Floors Above Ground 36
Floors Below Ground 1
# of Elevators 15
Tower GFA 69,000 m² / 742,710 ft²
# of Hotel Rooms 260

Facts

Official Name Altira Macau
Name of Complex City of Dreams
Other Names Crown Hotel at City of Dreams, Crown Macau
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Macau
Street Address & Map Estrada do Istmo
Building Function hotel / casino
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2005
Construction Start 2006
Completion 2009
Official Website City of Dreams
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
City Ranking #20 Tallest in Macau

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Melco Crown Entertainment Limited
Architect
Design Arquitectonica
Architect of Record Leigh & Orange
Structural Engineer
Design Connell Mott MacDonald
MEP Engineer
Design J. Roger Preston Limited
Main Contractor Leighton Contractors

About Altira Macau

The City of Dreams is a new 380,000 sq m (4,000,000 sq ft) resort casino development on the Cotai strip in Macau. The Crown hotel is the tallest of four hotel towers within the project, each of which was designed to have its own distinct identity while their architectural language ties them together as one coherent composition by means of using similar curtain wall materials, façade lighting and soft flowing forms, which respond to the water elements within and around the project. The Crown Hotel’s elliptical tower rises from the expansive series of reflecting pools and water features that define the main frontage of the project along the Cotai strip. A series of vertical façade fins descend from the top of the tower breaking up as they reach the reflecting pools at the base, reminiscent of falling rain.

The Crown tower followed a “Jump Start” construction. Steel structural framing was quickly erected up to the first typical hotel floor to enable an early start on the repetitive concrete framed typical floors using system form work. This enabled the more complex non-typical steel framed podium floors to be constructed concurrently with the tower.

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