PayPal Weather Shelter - Omaha, Neb.
The project consisted of building a 5,920 square foot FEMA rated shelter addition adjacent to PayPal's existing building. The shelter space was designed to withstand two concurrent F4 tornados while occupying up to 1,000 employees in the event of a severe weather event. Within the space there are two bathrooms, a mechanical emergency generator room, storage cabinets and a continuous bench for seating. The shelter was designed to meet FEMA 361 and ICC 500 requirements and can withstand 250 MPH winds.