Dome Over Orlando

by Joseph F. Brockette, Pres.; Brockette/Davis/Drake, Inc., 3535 Travis, Suite 100, LB 109, Dallas, TX 75204,
Gary W. Stowe, Proj. Mgr.; Brockette/Davis/Drake, Inc., 3535 Travis, Suite 100, LB 109, Dallas, TX,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1991, Vol. 61, Issue 1, Pg. 50-53


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The article describes Orlando's new City Hall, a 267,000 sq ft nine-story reinforced concrete tower, clad in granite-aggregate precast concrete panels and topped by a 120 ft diameter copper dome. Under construction in what used to be the employees' parking of the old City Hall, the new building consciously echoes the civic monuments of the past. A new City Hall was needed to consolidate city services in fast-growing Orlando, currently scattered among several buildings. Besides providing more space, officials hope that it will be a magnet for private development downtown as well. To finance the construction of the $32.5 million structure, the city has leased land surrounding the City Hall site to a private developer, which will build two commercial office towers there. In the city's plan, commercial rents will repay revenue construction costs within 30 years.

Subject Headings: Buildings | Domes (structural element) | Economic factors | Florida | Municipal government | Reinforced concrete | Towers

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