Cirque du Soleil ProjectMonday, April 11th, 2011
P. Flanigan & Sons completed a project for Cirque du Soleil America, Inc. on April 7, 2011. Located on Baltimore’s Westport Waterfront, the project site consisted of two separate lots that total approximately 30 acres of land. The accelerated schedule and rainy spring weather required careful planning and extended work hours during this month-long project.
The project was comprised of site preparation for the Grand Chapiteau, or Big Top, as well as parking for over 680 vehicles. More than 41,000 tons of aggregate base was placed on the lot with graders and dozers. The top four inches was placed with an asphalt paver and compacted with a roller.
Hot Mix Asphalt was placed in the Handicap and VIP parking area, as well as underneath of the Big Top.
Cirque du Soleil’s “Totem” show is expected to draw approximately 70,000 attendees during the April 7 through May 1 performance schedule. The Flanigan team worked closely with Cirque du Soleil to ensure the project was completed in time for the show.