In addition to the interior improvements, the exterior stone masonry is being repaired. TNT Tuckpointing has been repairing, patching, and repointing mortar joints of the limestone. See photo. Cleaning of the stone will follow in the Fall.
Inside the building demolition has started on the additional interior improvements approved by Council on May 8.
Another milestone is almost complete! The last bridge pier is about 75% complete. The last pier piles were driven last week along with the pier footing being poured. The pier stem wall is currently being formed and reinforcing steel placed. Bridge deck forming has continued to progress on the west side of the bridge. Once the last pier is complete, the contractor is anticipating placing the remaining concrete bridge beams in early July and will then work on finishing the bridge deck forming. Check out some construction photos HERE.
Principal Riverwalk Red Multi-Use Trail Bridge over the Des Moines River is now open to trail users. Work is substantially complete with only minor work remaining, including stair lighting and additional railing. Trail users will notice there are new stairs and ramps at each end of the bridge to meet the elevated bridge (4.5 feet higher). The new stair railing will have LED lights when complete.
Below is a link to a time-lapse video of the Red Bridge raising:
Garage Continues to Go Vertical Up to 4th Floor
Ryan Companies is working on the slab on deck pour #12 (out of 20) for the 4th floor (of the 6 floor garage). Ryan Companies will continue to work on deck construction, columns, pedestrian walls, and other work as the garage continues to go vertical in February. Ryan Companies is scheduled to work on stair and elevator towers in March.