Today let’s check in over at 18th and Chestnut where the Alta City House project is starting to go rise! The last time we looked at this project, in April, the parking garage was just starting to go up.
Here’s what is going on at the site as of a couple weeks ago. The parking structure has topped out, and has been for a few months now, the foundation for the apartment building is almost complete, and since there is minimal underground work, the framing for the building has already started to go vertical. The steel structure at the corner at 18th and Chestnut is the framing for a two-story entrance to the building.
I took this picture while coming down from the 18th Street pedestrian bridge. Even though this is going to be a 5-story building, it is going to be built right up to the property line creating a great urban wall. Imagine what this picture will look like a year from now!
Alta City House is now at the point where we will start to see the structure rise quickly. Completion was originally expected for fall of this year and as much of an impressive feat it would be to have it complete in a couple months, we probably won’t see this complete until mid 2014.