11 May AERTSON MIDTOWN TOPS OUT
Aertson Midtown, a 17-story, 800,000-square-foot, mixed-use urban development that covers two acres near Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., has been topped out. That means the last structural component of the roof system is in place.
Crain Construction, the general contractor for this highly complicated project, is now “skinning” the structure and will finish its part of the development by the end of the year.
While the Kimpton Hotel, the 350 apartments, the 630-space parking garage and the street-level retail are what people will see and experience upon completion, here are some interesting facts about the structure of Aertson Midtown.
- The project consists of approximately 30,000 cubic yards of concrete for the structure.
- The project includes 36 sloping columns, multiple transfer beams and a concrete framed trellis at the top of the building.
- There were 93 nighttime elevated slab concrete pours involving an average of 30 truckloads of concrete for each pour.
- Special noise-reduction measures included insulated “skirts” around the troweling machine blades and an insulated mobile wall panel system around the pump truck.
- Nine elevators will be installed to service the hotel and apartments.
- More than 300 workers have been onsite.