Providing Concrete Services for Entertainment Venues
Our extensive portfolio is diverse in the kinds of projects we have done. Conco’s concrete services have been enlisted for projects in healthcare, education, industry, residential, and parking as well as entertainment. We had the privilege to be involved with the building of the renowned Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, CA. a few years ago.
The Nokia Theater is part of L.A. Live, a complex of retail, entertainment, and sports development that has contributed to the revival of L.A.’s downtown area. Located in the South Park district of downtown and adjacent to the Staples Center, the complex also contains the ESPN studios and ESPN Zone restaurant/arcade complex, The Grammy Museum, Club Nokia, and the AEG Building.
Primary developer of the enormous project was the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) and the total cost of the project was $2.5 billion. The project contractor on the Nokia Theater and several of the other components was the Clark Construction Group; architect was RTKL Associates, Inc. and ELS Architecture & Urban Design. Engineer was John A. Martin & Associates, Inc.
Conco’s contribution was to build the two-story below-grade parking structure that provides the structural support for the complex. One of the several awards the project received for design and construction elements included the Excellence in Concrete Award from the American Concrete Institute – Southern California Chapter.
The 7,100-seat Nokia Theater opened its doors for the first event on October 18, 2007 with a concert from the Eagles and the Dixie Chicks. In the several years since opening, the theater has become a popular venue for many events including the home of the Primetime Emmy Awards until at least 2018. It has also hosted the American Music Awards and the ESPYs as well as several finale shows for American Idol. The former Los Angeles Mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, said at the time, “Without a doubt, Nokia Theatre…is the cherry on top of the major successes we’re witnessing in downtown.”
Conco is a leading supplier of concrete services for the Western United States. We have built our reputation in the Los Angeles area with superior concrete formwork, reinforcing, place and finish, shotcrete and other ancillary services that benefit from our vast experience. Our concrete services include commercial, educational, parking and other construction development as well as public works projects and highways.