Steel and Garage Photos

At the beautiful end to a soggy week, here are several photos from above the garage deck, as a 52-unit, mixed use building along Western Ave reaches its full height, and from below the deck, as concrete and plumbing work continues apace.

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Progress Above and Below the Deck

Work continues rapidly this week with additional concrete pours scheduled on the deck and garage levels.  Crews work quickly ahead of the pours on the structural steel connections and detailing, installing the metal deck and on the subslab systems.  The deck structure now enables work to continue on both levels simultaneously.  See the pictures below from around the garage construction.

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First Concrete Slab Pour Today

The first concrete deck over the roof of the garage is being poured by concrete sub JL Marshall today.  This particular pour is an important step in the construction sequencing; that section is where the crane will sit to erect the first Western Ave midrise once the concrete cures to the proper strength next month.  The garage floor slab pours will follow each deck-level pour.

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Workers spread newly poured concrete on the garage deck

Garage Structure Continues on Schedule

As Boston has its first real snowfall of the year, work continues on the new Charlesview garage: a single-level, 110,000 s.f., underground structure that will span two city blocks when complete, as well as provide the foundation support for six buildings above grade.

Work has progressed so that nearly 100 percent of the perimeter concrete footings have been set, formed and poured, and two-thirds of the perimeter garage walls are complete.  Interior footings and elevator pits are ongoing.  Below slab utility work began this week.  With a coordinated effort, aided by the mild winter thus far, construction on the garage proceeds on schedule, with the overall project slightly ahead of schedule for the projected autumn 2013 completion.