The Condit team began the dismantling process of eight unique Chalet structures that were constructed for spectators and retail environments at the 34th America’s Cup and Louis Vuitton Cup.
The structures, located at Marina Green next to San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Yacht Club, and at Pier 27/29 in Downtown San Francisco, provided the ideal locations to watch the historic finish of the race that played out in the San Francisco Bay on September 25, 2013.
The defender, Oracle Team USA, representing the St. Francis, Golden Gate Yacht Club, and the challenger Emirates Team New Zealand, representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, faced off in a “winner takes all” finale after both teams had each won eight races. Team New Zealand won the right to challenge for the Cup by winning the 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup.
In what most consider the greatest comeback in the history of yachting, Oracle Team USA defended the America’s Cup by a score of 9 to 8. Oracle Team USA succeeded in winning eight straight races, coming from behind to win and retain the oldest trophy in international sport.
A handful of the Condit team were on-site to experience first-hand the final race, and despite the unforgettable finish, the end of the event is still bittersweet.
“America’s Cup has been a major part of all our lives at Condit for the last ten months, especially my team. Having been on site through the build process, I was extremely proud to see what we accomplished during that time despite facing what were not always in the easiest of circumstances. Getting back to San Francisco to watch the final race before we began the dismantle process was a bonus. Oracle Team USA did us proud with their amazing and well-deserved victory over Emirates Team New Zealand, keeping it close to the wire as we often do in our line of work. The structure dismantling is still on-going and I’m delighted to have been a part of it all,” said Mandy Glenwright, Senior Project Manager at Condit.
The construction process began back in May 2013 after America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA) partnered with Condit to define the direction of the temporary pavilions. At Pier 27/29, Condit built Club 72, a 100’x 75’ two story structure and for Oracle Team USA, a 48’ x 65’ single story structure with a viewing balcony. Each structure featured a unique interior customized to meet the expectation of those in attendance, which included a distinguished list of VIP’s from all over the world.
In addition to the Club 72 and Oracle structures, Condit built the VIP structures next to the Golden Gate yacht Club. This structure was used by the San Francisco Giants and as many as six corporations from the Bay Area. This structure covered an expansive 225’ by 60’ and was situated on a slope with the highest point over 7’ off the ground.
All 8 structures Condit built were designed to provide an exceptional guest experience, high-end, luxury, retail environment that fit the overall atmosphere of the event.
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