Pearl Harbor Visitor Center


Replacement of the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center, which spans the sunken ship

Client Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific - United States Navy
Location Hawaii, USA

The original USS Arizona Memorial was built in 1962 with privately raised funds and a Congressional appropriation. Watts Constructors was awarded the contract to replace the current memorial with a new center spanning 17 acres. Built-up area exceeded 17,750 square feet, not including two theater renovations


Watts constructed new buildings to support security, restrooms, sales, education, offices, exhibits, and resting areas. Two theaters were renovated and old structures were demolished. Work included pile foundations, reinforced concrete floor slabs, steel joist, steel decking, flashing and sheet metal work, concrete masonry unit and exterior walls, exterior insulation and finish system, doors, photo-voltaic panels, shade structure, roofing, windows, architectural finishes, plumbing, air conditioning and ventilation, fire protection, access control system, electrical work, and incidental related work. Supporting facilities include landscaping, asphalt concrete pavements, connecting utilities, electrical and communication ducts, fencing, and site improvements

Timeline 2008 to 2010 (21 months)

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