Charlotte Convention Center
Originally built in 1995 with structural design by Walter P Moore, the Charlotte Convention Center was expanded and renovated in 2007 to keep pace with the ever-evolving convention industry. The renovation added public and exhibition spaces, meeting rooms, a complete kitchen and loading dock, and the center was physically connected via the Vintage Trolley line as well as a new pedestrian bridge to the adjacent NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Walter P Moore specified a floating slab system atop the rail support structure to isolate the supporting structure from vibrations generated by the trolley. In conjunction with a Gerb springs system, the slab mass was designed as a damping system.
Renovations also included crossings for a service corridor, two public pedestrian crossings, and two elevators, all supported on the existing structure. Two pedestrian bridges and a mezzanine were added to provide additional egress from the Vintage Trolley and a future Light Rail system.