Construction is racing ahead on one of uptown’s most prominent new apartment towers, the 525 South Church building underway atop the Mint Museum.
Charlotte-based Childress Klein recently sent an update about the construction progress. Here’s the latest:
▪ The initial crane installation is complete. The crane’s height will be increased twice more as the building’s height increases.
▪ The building’s first concrete pours for initial columns and shear walls is complete. The first slab concrete pour is scheduled for July 22.
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▪ A platform above Levine Avenue of the Arts is almost complete. The platform will provide protection for pedestrians and allow access to the front entrances of Levant and Starbucks.
▪ The 394-unit, upscale tower is set to be 42 stories tall, including the Mint Museum.
Childress Klein’s isn’t the only apartment tower shooting up: A few blocks away at Third and Poplar streets, Greystar’s 300-unit Ascent tower is already out of the ground, with rebar and columns poking up above the sidewalk.