IGT (formerly GTECH) Corporate Headquarters
Illuminating the downtown Providence skyline, the new IGT Corporate headquarters enriches Rhode Island’s capitol city while showcasing their spectacular presence next to the state’s capitol.
Constructed in the midst of Providence’s downtown area adjacent to Waterplace Park and a major shopping mall-Providence Place, Gilbane provided construction management services for IGT’s new, 319,000 SF office headquarters. IGT is a leading global information technology company with a 70% share of the world’s online lottery business.
The 10-story structure features retail space on the ground level and a three-story 250-car parking garage on floors two through four. The upper levels house four stories of office space for IGT’s World Headquarters. Meanwhile, the upper two stories will be leased to tenants. In addition, the building incorporates terraces to take advantage of views of the State House and maintains public access to Waterplace Park.
The building’s exterior is comprised of a combination of granite and metal panels to approximately 12’, metal panels at the garage level, and glazed curtainwall to the top.
A challenging aspect of the project consisted of site logistics that required exceptional attention to safety of not only workers but also of the heavy pedestrian and street traffic in the area. The site also posed challenges due to the location just feet away from the Woonasquatucket River. Construction required pre-cast concrete piles that bear on a layer of glacier till approximately 75’ below grade.
Gilbane collaborated with the owner and architect in a value engineering process to find a less expensive screening for the garage that met the design intent. Additionally, when the geotechnical engineer determined that the site would need to be pre-loaded due to a soft soil layer about 20 feet below the surface, Gilbane helped to save valuable time and money by adding additional piles to avoid the need for pre-loading the site.