Building the new D Casino elevators was definitely one of the most challenging projects we’ve ever done. At 180 feet, this was the tallest masonry project we’ve completed in Las Vegas.
The logistical aspects of this project added to the challenge. All of the materials and everything used on the job – the block, mortar, grout, scaffold, everything – had to be brought up on the construction elevators and through the hotel’s hallways in wheeled carts that held the same amount as a few wheelbarrows!
The new elevators are designed to leave very little clearance between the elevator cars and the walls of the shafts, so these walls had to be built perfectly straight and to exact dimensions. There was absolutely no room for error.