Monthly Archives: June 2013

6/27/13: Modular Apartments Now Under Construction

On June 27, we visited the factory where the modular units for the 14 upper floor apartments are being constructed. There are 34 individual boxes being assembled, 17 for each of the 2 floors of apartments. We are building one floor of apartments at a time, so there are 17 boxes being constructed now. All are laid out in the factory as they will be installed. So you can actually walk through the apartments already, although there is a gap of about 5 feet between each box. The 9 1/2 foot ceilings and floor to ceiling windows give a really open feeling in the apartments. Should be some amazing views of the Center City skyline when they are installed on site! All plumbing, heating and air conditioning, fire sprinklers, and gas connections are being installed in the factory. Within the next few weeks, the kitchens, bathrooms, flooring and tile will be installed. Besides some minor finishing touches, the apartments will be complete when they leave the factory. When lifted on-site with a crane, all connections will be hooked up between the boxes.

6/21/13: Concrete Pour

Here are some pictures of the concrete pour that occurred on June 21, 2013. The underground parking area was completed, as well as the ramp down into the lot.

6/19/13: Preparing for Underground Parking and Ramp Concrete

On June 19, we made preparations to pour concrete in the underground parking garage and the ramp. The ramp will be heated in winter to stop ice and snow buildup. In fact, all sidewalks and outside loading areas will also be heated by this system. No more snow shoveling! And, there will be a clear path to the new store as well as the apartments in wintertime.


6/17/13: South Wall Done, Parking Ramp Forming

June 11, 2013

The foundation walls are now complete. Forms have arrived to begin construction of the ramp down into the underground parking area.