Up it goes, floor by floor

Blustery weather in late June didn’t slow progress of the Market Expansion. Recently two separate concrete pours were completed to create the second level podium (or floor) of the Gordon Lofts building. Two pours were required due to the size of the podium. Crews are also installing column rebar and forms to support the third level of the podium.

At the Gordon Hotel, crews installed a vapor barrier and rebar mat before pouring concrete for the slab on grade on top of it. A vapor barrier is a 10-millimeter plastic sheet that prevents moisture and mold in buildings by stopping condensation that happens when warm air meets a cold surface or air. Forms are being installed for the second level podium.

Concrete work at the Market Building ground level will be ongoing for the next few weeks. Footings are being installed that will support steel columns. Elevator and stair core walls will soon be formed and poured with concrete.