Hello everyone, time for the October construction update.
In the past few weeks, A West has made a lot of progress, for starters pictured below you can see that the building has reached its full length with the first layers of steel and should reach the goal of being topped out before the end of the year.
Picture of the balcony at the end.
Another big milestone was hit with the starting of the curtain wall construction. One thing that has stood out during the construction of the 4 projects is how the east vs west sides are being constructed. The west side projects were designed and built by one construction firm, while the east side by a different firm. The west side projects have had their curtain wall preassembled in one piece that is just hung on the outside of the building, this has allowed the exterior wall to be constructed at high speed and hung quickly. The east side is being assembled on site with the framing for the windows going up followed by the windows themselves, I don’t know what all the advantages and disadvantages are, but the prefabricated panels definitely seem to speed up construction.
This will be the last time this project is in the update as next month it will have it’s own post once it is open.
The patio is almost complete.
The new deice facilities have been in use for a little while now.
The ramp replacement project is also moving along on the NW side of B. As a refresher this project is replacing the ramp and the utilities for 8 gates on and started back in June. The first two gates should reopen in Dec or Jan with the rest of the gates opening every few months after. Here is an overview shot from the west side.
As mentioned above the east side is using a different construction method so the framing is still going up for the windows with a few columns of windows installed. Picture from the north side.
Similar to B East the framing and windows continue to go in with most of the windows in until the first new subcore.
Zoomed in from the south.
Full project from the south.
Zoomed from the north with something out of place.