Tropicana Garage, Partial Collapse

Tropicana Garage, Partial Collapse“After topping out a 32 story hotel, and while placing concrete for the eighth floor of a ten story parking garage, both of which were part of a 245 million dollar expansion project at Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey on October 30, 2003, a section of the parking garage collapsed as concrete was being placed.  Just three floors from completing the structure of this project, one span of the west most floors of the parking garage collapsed suddenly…”.

Ivan Becica, P.E., F.ASCE of Becica Associates LLC and David J. Fielding, Ph.D., P.E., were retained by those representing the casino’s owners to assist in understanding the cause of the collapse.