Prior to construction, during the demolition of an existing building on the site, an archaeological study was conducted on the entire city block. More than 500 feet of trenches were dug, and the soil was sifted for primitive tools, pottery, and other artifacts. The team worked closely with the city to mitigate delays in the schedule.
While constructing in downtown Tampa, the project team faced logistical challenges. Due to the configuration of the tower crane, the “L” design of the residential tower and the surrounding buildings, the tower crane was dismantled from a full height. This required removing traffic light arms and assembling a 550T dismantle crane in a closed downtown street. The crane was erected laying down and spanned a block and a half. Another challenging aspect of the project was completed on schedule after hurricane delays. On a tight schedule, DPR achieved a six-day structure pour cycle for the last ten 23,000-sq.-ft. floor plates.
DPR self-performed over 1,800,000-sq.-ft. of drywall on this project. Scope of self-performed work (SPW) also included framing, hanging, insulating, finishing, door frames and hardware, and specialties.