Here, for your general amusement is me at the top of my project. The flag is a standard "topping out" ritual, placed at the topmost portion of the project. 0Unfortunately, there's not a lot in the photo to give you scale, so I'll tell ya I'm about 350' up from the street, standing on the top of the elevator machine room (which is, interestingly enough, at the top of the elevator and stair shafts). The wooden balustrade would be taken away (I'm pretty sure), since no one is expected to be on that roof.
Very cool! More info about the bldg, please. How many stories is 350'?
Who's bldg. is it?
350 feet in this case = 31 plus two mechanical levels.
It's a new high rise residential building in Denver, Colorado. As such, the name of the investor group is not anyone you've heard of (in other words, it's not a corporation building their own office building). It's on the edge of downtown and has some extensive penthouse units (+3000 sqft.). It's supposed to be a luxury building, but to be honest, much of the luxury is in the fact that the units (apartments/condos) were able to be customized prior to construction. This included redesigning or combining units, along with the much more typical luxury upgraded finishes. If you ever decide to do a customized highrise residence, I'll tell you right now, it's expensive and difficult. These things are designed to fit together like puzzle pieces.
A Fine looking building!
Wow! That's really cool--except that I don't think I'd personally like to live somewhere with tall buildings.
But helping design that? Pretty awesome!
I actually don't live or work amongst tall buildings. My firm's office is in a two/three story, 85 year old renovated mansion. Actually, come to think of it, my house is about the same age but 1/50th the grandness. :)
In the good ole days, that railing behind you wouldn't have been there. Yikkes!!! Long live OSHA. Awesome view. Awesome woman....
Very cool, Anne! How much longer until it's finished?
The lower level units should (depending on the capriciousness of the building inspector and fire department) be able to move in sometime in June. Units higher up, with more customization and upgrades will probably be finishing up at the end of the year.
Neato! And, before I forget - good luck on the upcoming exam.
Thanks, Tania. It will be the last of that series (provided I pass it and the one I took last week). Crazily enough, I think I'm going to take one more, about "green" architecture/construction, in April. The ONLY reason I'm taking that is the firm offered to reimburse people if they pass it. This is nearly unheard of at my firm, so I'm going to take advantage of it before they change their minds.
Yay green! :)
We're getting a new green building constructed on campus.
And yay giant building too! :)
I love that green building is becoming "the thing to do." :)
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