This 25,000 square foot exhibit located on the 4th floor Attractions Level of the Luxor Hotel & Casino gives each visitor the opportunity to become a passenger and sail with the Titanic on her ill-fated maiden voyage. The story of the doomed luxury liner comes to life through authentic artifacts, dramatic recreations and hands-on interactive experiences. The crown jewel of the Luxor exhibit is the largest piece of the Titanic ever recovered – the “Big Piece” – a 15-ton piece of the ship’s hull that measures 15 by 30 feet.
Without question the biggest design challenges for Lochsa Engineering involved the “Big piece”. Too big to enter the Luxor standing straight up and too wide to come in laying flat, the piece just barely squeezed into the building at an angle through the front entry doors. Following a carefully coordinated mobilization route, the hull fragment was slowly rolled across the Casino floor which was shored to accommodate the massive load. A special gantry crane was erected to lift the piece over 25-feet from the Casino floor to the Attractions floor where it was carefully rolled to its final location and suspended vertically from a dedicated steel support frame.