USTA Arthur Ashe Stadium Roof

The more than 23,000 seats at the largest tennis stadium in the world were not originally designed to have a roof overhead, but after rain hindered the US Open for five consecutive years, the United States Tennis Association sought a solution.


Location: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadow-Corona Park, Queens, NY
Owner: United States Tennis Association, White Plains, NY Architect: Rossetti Architects, Detroit, MI
Structural Engineer: WSP USA, New York, NY
Mechanization Engineer: Geiger, Suffern, NY
Mechanization Engineer of Record: Hardesty & Hanover, New York, NY; in partnership with Morgan Engineering, Alliance, OH
Retractable Roof Fabricator and Erector: Birdair, Inc., Amherst, NY
Structural Steel Erector: Derr and Isbell Construction, LLC, Euless, TX
Architectural Metal Erector: Metropolitan Walters LLC, New York, NY