Structural steel will achieve another major milestone for the project when it reaches its zenith on the 14th of September. During September, concrete deck pours will ramp up and continue on a 3 Level per week schedule. By the end of September, concrete decks will be complete through level 40. Elevator work in the tower is ongoing and additional service elevator installations are set to begin near the end of the month. Another major milestone is the connection of permanent power to the building by Seattle City Light. Permanent power will be turned on by the 15th of September. In the garage, construction is moving at an accelerated pace to achieve an early turnover date in October. The curtain wall crew has maintained an impressive pace and have finished the majority of the glazing on Levels 5-16. The next major portions of work to begin will be the mechanical and structural assemblies at the rooftop, the Level 1-5 podium construction as well as the removal of the single car man lift and crane swaps as the project moves forward.
For safety, the west sidewalk between Columbia Street and Marion Street will remain closed to pedestrians throughout the duration of the project. The west side traffic lane will be closed for construction Monday – Friday, between 6 p.m. and 3 p.m. and on Saturdays (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) as required.
The north sidewalk between 5th Avenue and the Rainier Club’s eastern property line will remain closed throughout the duration of the project as this is a concrete pumping station and will serve as the location for a construction elevator and other primary building functions.
4th Avenue has been reopened for the public. Deliveries of curtain wall glazing unit bunks and structural steel will also continue along 5th Ave.