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Look Ahead - Week of December 9 to December 15, 2018

Executive Summary

The project remains on schedule for a May 2020 completion.



As noted in the last report, a major milestone was met when the building reached ground level by December 1. The next major milestone is “topping-out” the building in the summer of 2019. The Headliner this week notices the building beginning its upward climb towards the Penthouse targeted to be reached in the summer of 2019.

Building Level 1

The contractor made good progress this past week on Level 1 construction. Several concrete pours remain on Level 1 and are expected to be completed this upcoming week, thus completing Level 1 by Friday December 14th.

Building Level 1

Building Level 1 Under Construction - Expected to be completed by December 14

Column Construction

Column construction has proceeded from Level 1 to Level 2 as the building climbs upward.

Utility Construction

Pepco relocations are complete with exception of pole removal that will follow removal of the overhead Verizon lines.

Verizon Underground Work

This past week Verizon duct bank construction completed on Grandview Ave. and is now heading to Reedie Drive where it is expected to complete by December 17.

At present construction of the underground duct bank in Triangle Lane is slated to start on January 7 weather permitting. This work will be performed at night between the hours of 10pm and 7am. Triangle Lane will be open and fully-operational by 7am each day.

See Chart below for Verizon schedule.

Verizon schedule

Once the underground conduits are installed, Verizon will pull new circuits (communication cables) through the conduits and splice into the existing conduits. The circuits are expected to be installed and spliced by early February, at which time all overhead Verizon will be removed.

*** The Contractor has rescheduled work along Triangle Lane to commence after the Holiday Season to lessen disruption for residents and businesses alike. Work is now expected to commence on January 7, 2019 and will be performed at night between the hours of 10pm and 7am. Triangle Lane will be open and fully-operational each day by 7am.

Town Plaza

Work on the Town Plaza, south of Reedie Drive, will commence on December 10. Early activities include demolition of existing concrete, installation of silt fence, and rough grading. The Town Plaza will include an amphitheater, stage, elevated walkways to Georgia Ave and to the WMATA Tower, as well as Art. Future reports will detail construction updates.

All work associated with the Town Plaza is scheduled to be complete by May 2020, at building opening.

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Upcoming and Ongoing Activities:

  • Continue construction of Level 1 including deck and columns
  • Commence work south of Reedie Drive
    • Close sidewalk from Georgia Ave to WMATA at switchback
    • Set silt fence
    • Conduct Soil Borings
    • Commence Demolition and rough grading
  • Utility construction in Grandview Avenue and Reedie Drive. (see chart)
  • Waterline installation in Ennalls Drive
  • Waterline lateral connection to buildings along Ennalls Drive to complete 11/26
  • Waterline tie-in at Veirs Mill Road week of 11/26/2018
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