Norfolk Hilton The Main

Project Summary

The project includes a 368,890 square foot, 22-story, full-service Hilton hotel and an 113,958 square foot parking garage with 300 spaces. The developer teamed with the City of Norfolk to redevelop an old vacant bus terminal into the city’s newest destination hotel, with help from Virginia’s tourism development financing program.

The structure is supported on deep foundations comprised of driven 14-inch SPPC piles with an allowable axial capacity of 120 tons. These piles were driven adjacent to/within 5 to 10 feet of structures that were over 100 years old and supported on brick foundations. As such, intense precondition surveys were performed and numerous crack monitors were installed and read bi-weekly. Furthermore, numerous vibration monitors were installed throughout the construction area.