August 21, 2015
In late July, the DPR project team at 330 Third Street South Residences in St. Petersburg, Florida, celebrated with a traditional topping out ceremony. The ceremony marks the occassion where the team puts the final beam in place, signifying the end of structural steel erection.
More than 400 people—subcontractors, neighbors, local business owners, community leaders, project design partners and owners—joined the DPR team for a lunch celebration, safety presentation, and the ceremonial raising of the beam.
Located on an urban, three-acre site in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 625,394-sq.-ft., 19-story residential tower will include 17 residential stories and a rooftop with an amenity deck. The rooftop will serve as the amenity level with a sun deck and pool. Other amenities located throughout the tower will include a fitness center, business center, clubroom with exhibition kitchen, and observation deck. A detached five-level parking structure will provide 596 vehicle and 100 bicycle spaces for both residences and patrons.
Completion is scheduled for Spring 2016.
Nick Nieto (right) and I (left) highlight the project's success
Attendees listen to the safety presentation
Here I am again, signing the beam
Close-up of the topping off beam with happy team members
The beam is ready to head to the top!
The final beam makes its way to the top of the 17th story
Photo Credit: Dave Weathers