Hard Rock Tower
A guitar-shaped hotel tower is being built at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino resort in Florida, US, by Hard Rock International. It will be the biggest such building in the world, upon completion. The hotel project is part of a $1.5bn renovation and expansion of the resort. Announced in October 2017, the 3.2 million square foot expansion plan includes 13 projects in total. The topping ceremony of the hotel tower was held in July 2018. The hotel is expected to be opened in October 2019 in preparation for the Super Bowl LIV 2020 to be held at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami in February 2020.
The guitar-shaped hotel will be a 450ft-tall, 36-storey building with a floor area of 596,044ft². It will incorporate back-to-back guitar-shaped structures with guitar faces and necks.
The exterior features guitar strings, which will be lit up in bright lights. The outer portion of the building’s façade will be equipped with lighting for music and light shows that are computer-controlled using dedicated software and controllers.
The building’s entrance will boast of the Oculus, a unique display featuring greenery and water fountains with light and sound.
The porte-cochere of the building will mainly be made of steel and the building can withstand Category four hurricanes.