Great news! After many months of underground work, the 30-story, Block 162 office tower is starting to finally go vertical above the street level. With just the cores and supports for the first level going in, it is very exciting to be able to see visual progress.

Let’s start this update from both corners of the project along 15th Street. Just like the early stages of 1144 Fifteenth, the podium structure will be all concrete and will then transition to steel on the 11th floor.

Block 162 15th and California
Block 162 15th and Welton

In addition to the vertical progress, a second tower crane was erected on the opposite end of the project site. Here are the same corners along 15th Street just zoomed in a little bit.

Block 162 15th and California
Block 162 15th and Welton

Let’s wrap up the update with a couple more photos looking straight on the project, and down Welton towards 15th Street.

Block 162 Straight On
Block 162 Along Welton

Because the podium is all concrete, it will take a while to reach the 11th floor but we should start to see steel rise in the next few months.