Endure 120-mph winds, 10-in. of rain and 20-ft storm surges ... and suffer no damage.
At first, a tight deadline created serious challenges for the Erato Street Cruise Terminal and Parking Structure. Then Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. The already erected members suffered no damage, and the rapid precast schedule allowed Tindall to complete erection with only a four-month delay. Despite the delay, the project budget was unaffected. Tindall's engineers and developers are equipped to meet the most complex challenges and deliver high-quality products from start to finish.
Owner: Port of New Orleans
Architect: CH2M Hill
Engineer: Paragon Structural
Contractor: Broadmoor, LLC
Location: New Orleans, LA
- 367,054-sq.-ft. elevated precast, prestressed concrete structure
- Fast-track erection schedule
- Schedule accelerated by dividing the design into three phases
- Serious erection constraints from tight site and nearby Mississippi River Bridge handled by utilizing spotters on the bridge to erect some precast members underneath.
- Schedule maintained by changing erection sequence mid-project to coordinate with foundation work.
- Six-story terminal/garage efficiently handles drop-offs, baggage and customs at the ground level.
- Ticketing, waiting areas, and cruise liner gangway appear on the second level.
- Spaces for approximately 1,000 vehicles fill out the top four floors of the structure.
- Deep double tees and shortened double tees handle the extra loading in the high load areas.
- 50-psf live loads on parking levels
- Already erected precast members sustained no damage when Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast.
- 1,800 precast pieces including double tees, columns, beams, spandrels, and wall panels