PHOTOGRAPHY BY STUART RICHARDS

At 1149 Feet tall the Stratosphere is the tallest observation tower in the United States.

 

 
 

project

The tower included sophisticated computer modeling of dynamic behavior and nonlinear analysis of reinforced concrete shaft. Wind tunnel studies were contracted through Cermak Peterka Petersen, Inc.

construction

12 level upper accommodation framed steel supported by 775 feet of reinforced concrete resting on a mat foundation.