New Orleans, LA
The project included the construction of 20-story high-rise hotel structure. The first floor of the hotel occupies the existing surface parking lot up to the St. Charles Entrance to the Whitney Parking Garage allowing continued access to the parking structure. The upper hotel floors extend over the St. Charles Entrance to the adjacent pedestrian alley. An additional single story portion of the hotel is located off Gravier Street under the parking garage entrance ramp and connects with the main hotel building through an existing parking garage entrance located in the northeast corner of the St. Charles parking lot. The first 2 floors of the hotel house the lobby and staff areas while the upper 18 floors are occupied by 238 guestrooms. The main hotel building has a total footprint of about 12,000 square feet. The hotel is supported on low displacement auger cast piles.
SE was retained to provide Geotechnical Engineering services during the design phase and materials testing and inspection services during construction.