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Gulfstream Park Pegasus

Gulfstream Park Pegasus

Gulfstream Park is one of the premier venues for horse racing in the country with some of the world’s top thoroughbred contenders passing through here on their way to the Triple Crown. The Park also boasts a world-class casino, dining, and shopping.

GRAEF was part of a team who designed the new bronze and steel Pegasus slaying a dragon statue which has become a landmark for Gulfstream Park. GRAEF’s design responsibilities included designing the structural steel framing (totaling 150 tons) to support the 40,000 square feet shotcrete shell structure covering the entire dome, building and adjacent areas. GRAEF also designed the miscellaneous rocks and observation benches scattered around the statue. The Pegasus atop the building is the largest bronze equine statue in the world and second largest statue in the United States (just below the Statue of Liberty), standing at 110 feet tall, 115 feet wide, and 200 feet long. Pegasus is also an impressive 330 tons of steel and 132 tons of bronze and the dragon is 110 tons of steel and 132 tons of bronze. These hundreds of bronze pieces were packed in 26 shipping containers and the steel was packed in 23 containers, then all was sent by boat which took about six weeks. Project cost was $30 million.

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Location

Hallandale Beach, FL

 

Project Data

$30 Million Construction Cost
Completed in 2015

 

GRAEF Services

Structural Engineering

Gulfstream Park Pegasus Contact

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Loei Badreddine

Office Leader - Madison, Sr. Structural Engineer