FunitelSquaw Valley USA, California
12,900 square feet
GDG provided schematic building design for the lower terminal, structural design - in conjunction with Garaventa - for the upper and lower terminals, and the tower foundation designs.
The counter-weight excavation was blasted over 50 feet into solid granite. The concrete shaft was designed to handle the enormous hydrostatic pressure. The steel underpinning of the loading platform was designed to handle the dynamic loads of the moving cars.
GDG has provided the structural engineering for improvements to this and numerous other buildings at Squaw Valley USA.