The Westin at Virginia Beach Town Center
Virginia Beach, VA
The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center is a 24,000 cubic yard, 600,000 square foot luxury condominium and hotel tower. At forty stories and just over 500 feet tall, it is the tallest building in Virginia. The hotel and condo building is surrounded by a 7,500 cubic yard, 176,000 square foot multilevel cast-in-place parking garage. Both the tower and the garage are entirely concrete framed, the tower constructed with conventional reinforcing and the garage with post-tension reinforcing. A typical 13,000 square foot floor in the tower took Century four days to construct. Century built the tower from first excavation through roof placement in fifty-two weeks while simultaneously building the surrounding parking structure. The complex, center-core shear wall was constructed with the aid of a hydraulic, self-climbing wall form system that remained two floors above the highest level deck throughout construction. Large form tables were used to expedite forming of the elevated concrete decks. A tower crane was employed and required two jackings during the construction process. A separate lattice-boom crawler crane was used to build the parking structure.