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5 Facts About WestWorld’s Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center

WestWorld’s Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center (16601 N. Pima Rd.) in Scottsdale is a 310KSF exhibition space completed Dec. 23, 2013. WestWorld hosts exhibits year-round, from the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction to the Arabian Horse Show and AZ Big Media’s Scottsdale Home & Garden Show. The equestrian center recently received an honorable mention at the AZRE RED Awards for its economic impact on Arizona.

Here are five facts about the project:

•    Though general contractor Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty Company, wasn’t required to employ sustainability measures on the project, it still diverted 476 tons of recyclable materials from landfills.
⁃    28 tons of wood
⁃    135 tons of steel
⁃    302 tons of concrete
⁃    11 tons of cardboard
•    Howard S. Wright milled and reused all of the demolished asphalt from work areas as a sub grade material for the new parking lot.
•    The Equestrian Center was completed in two phases, the latter of which encompassed a 134KSF North Hall. The hall is a column-free space designed by Populous Inc. that is cooled and can run separately from the rest of the center and accommodate additional tents, when necessary.
•    The installation of six 280-foot steel double trusses for the North Hall required the use of one of the biggest cranes in Arizona. (Each truss weighs 190,000 pounds.)
•    WestWorld remained open during the construction of the new space, even during its “busy season.”

See a video of its construction here.

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