Minneapolis Convention Center

Project: Minneapolis Convention Center

Project Description: The 540,000 square-foot addition will include two new exhibition halls. The project presented unique challenges. Paramount was matching the unique roof structure of the current facility. A “space frame and dome structure” similar to the one covering the existing area was built over the new exhibition space. The dome, at 210 feet in diameter and 85 feet in height consists of intricate steel framing with its own special fabrication and erection needs.

NSC met the erection challenges by assembling the components on the ground. The finished structure is then lifted into place with a computer-aligned system of four, diesel-powered, hydraulic jacks. NSC used a similar approach on the Northwest Airlines terminal project.

Owner: City of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tons: 8,000

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota