DenverInfill recently had a unique opportunity to go “inside the infill” and check out 1144 Fifteenth Street from inside the fence, thanks to Dave Klebba of Hines!
It has been a while since we have seen a building over 600 feet under construction in Denver. That being said, the foundation and early construction processes are going to be a bit different. So what exactly is going on in the pictures below? Workers are drilling foundation piers that will go down over 100 feet. This will anchor the foundation which will get poured in the coming weeks. The large tubes of rebar, on the left, will get set in the hole which will be filled to the top with concrete.
Safety, with a hole that deep, is an obvious concern. Workers are harnessed to a slab of solid concrete to keep them from accidentally falling in a hole more than 10-stories deep. Also, check out the size of the drill bits being used!
1144 Fifteenth Street is making very quick progress and should be to the ground level by February. Then, it’s 12-floors of concrete and 28 floors of steel!