Auckland's structural steel and concrete Casino
Construction of Auckland’s structural steel and concrete Casino – along with its associated carpark, conference facilities, restaurants, hotel, shops and theatre, was a concentrated high-speed, high-profile project, built over two years and completed in January 1996.
The Casino was the first stage of the development, with the 326m Sky Tower as StageTwo. It was built on a 1.26-hectare site in central Auckland for Sky City Casino Ltd, a joint venture between Brierley Holdings Ltd and Harrahs Club Inc, which was granted the fiercely contested Auckland Casino Licence in January 1994.
Steel was chosen for reasons of quality, flexibility of design and availability of materials.
Article published on Thursday, 01 January 2015