Mint Museum apartment tower on pace for April topping out

Mint Museum apartments
Mint Museum apartments

Crews are continuing construction at a breakneck pace on a new apartment tower atop the Mint Museum, and developer Childress Klein expects to finish the apartments by fall 2016.

Childress Klein said this week that they expect to top out the 43-story tower in April. Topping out is when the highest steel beam is installed.

Crews working for general contractor Batson-Cook are pouring concrete for level 30 of the tower this week. Workers are framing levels 18 through 25, and exterior glass is being installed on levels 20 to 24. When complete, the building will be sheathed entirely in floor-to-ceiling glass.

Here are some other tidbits about the apartment tower from Childress Klein:

▪ Amenities will include a rooftop pool and lounge area, a gym, a business center, “pet spa” and bike storage room.

▪ The building is on track for a LEED Silver sustainability rating.

▪ A 24-hour concierge will be on hand to handle visitors and deliveries. The building will be secured with access control and cameras in the parking garages, entrances, elevators and common areas.

▪ The 394 apartments will be serviced by four elevators, and will have four electric car charging stations. Up to eight more electric car stations could be added in the future.

▪ Trash chutes on each level will include an option for recycling.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo