Over the past six months, the Hilton Garden Inn going up in the Union Station neighborhood has been busy with construction activities. These activities include excavation, dewatering, pouring the foundation (all 20 million pounds of it!), and now, installing the tower crane which will help build the 12-story hotel.

First, let’s take a look at the new tower crane. Crews were finishing the install well into the evening on Tuesday, June 20. The last time we saw a tower crane in this area was when Elan was under construction.

Since crews were still installing the tower crane, the site was a little tricky to access at the ground level. However, we are still able to give you a little peek of what’s going on at the project site. Yesterday evening, the mobile crane, which erected the tower crane, was getting shipped away on multiple trucks. This was the last piece of it, ready to be hauled off. Towards 20th Street, we can see that the historic Hose Company No. 1 building, which will be integrated in the project, has been completed covered up and is undergoing renovations.

As we mentioned in the introduction, foundation and dewatering activities were taking place. Here we can see a glimpse of exactly that through the fence and water tanks.

A 12-story building in this area of the Union Station neighborhood is going to have a significant impact. We will come back around once it gets above street level.