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Childress Klein putting up rebar, pouring concrete for Mint Museum apartments

Concrete and rebar are just starting to peek over the edge of the Mint Museum’s roof as construction proceeds.
Concrete and rebar are just starting to peek over the edge of the Mint Museum’s roof as construction proceeds.

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.

▪ 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.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo

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