I think it will be about 2-3 months. Pretty sure they are running a set of test deep foundation piles for load testing. Once all the reports come back positive then they will start running the permanent deep foundation. We should be seeing their tower crane late December into January.
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I don’t believe the building permit has been issued yet.
Seems like that’s a pretty important pre-requisite for construction but I guess not easy to do when there’s a building on top.
AND welcome to the community, @CoreyB!!
Well I hope I whish everything starts going well the construction and como out positive then we can finally see the crane I"ll praye make sure everything goes well
Took a stroll around 400H
First, it’s crazy to walk north on Harrington and look around the corner of State of Beer and be able to look through the 400 Hillsborough block.
Also look at how much lower they’re digging than Hillsborough street level.
Now, soil samples vs foundation work…
There’s rebar for what seems foundation pillar work on the ground here. And the drill says “The Deep Foundation Specialists.”
So, if this isn’t foundation work, it seems like overkill for soil samples in my very uneducated opinion.
Always such Outstanding Posts and Pictures Dylan ! Thanks !
Talked to an authority onsite and have the following info:
- soil testing has been done
- the grade on the Hillsborough/West corner of the lot will be carried out over the entire block and should be complete in about 3 weeks
- pylon testing is being conducted now, if the test pylons pass the 500 ton test, they’ll start the foundation of the building
- the actual pylon foundation could start as early as mid next week or early the following
- concrete should start flowing in 2 weeks
- crane is scheduled for Dec 3rd
Deck on Edenton/West
- projected to start in March assuming they can source the steel (steel being designed now)
- additional 3 floors will be steel/light concrete
- they’ll need to bring to steel structure to the original foundation to support the additional floors
- there will be a mobile crane for this work and will likely sit in the old CrossFit parking lot for that side of the deck constriction and then over on the lot next to Tobacco Road for that side construction
Thanks for all that detail Dylan. I will say that I’m glad that this tower won’t have a huge parking podium under it!
Oh, they have over 400 pylons to drill. Forgot that one.
1 pylon per H…
For future reference, my Google photo album for this development/thread:
(playing with hashtags for searching)
Odd that I can’t edit this original post. Wanted to add tags for searching.
Just heard that they still don’t have a foundation or building permit.
Just walked by the site about 30 minutes ago and someone was hard at work moving dirt in the pitch black. Tried to get a picture, but you expectedly couldn’t see anything. It was a funny sight.
It looks like the remaining permits to be issued are ready to be issued. They have to pay the fees, which for the building permit itself is $911,512. Ouch.
Wow. I wonder what all that covers. Impact fees? Water sewage hookup? Inspection fees?
It should include all the trade permits and inspection fees. It is typically a 1% to 1.5% percent of the total construction dollar value.
That’s the funding to build the temporary sidewalks around the block to accommodate pedestrians. Oh wait…