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ltsmotorsport
Feb 7, 2006, 9:08 PM
Yay, more pics.

Looks like a nice day up there too.:)

urban_encounter
Feb 8, 2006, 6:37 AM
Yay, more pics.

Looks like a nice day up there too.:)


71 degrees (beat the old record of 70 degrees for this date....) :D

urban_encounter
Feb 8, 2006, 6:40 AM
They are tests... I think they will be doing this for a month or so. They started last week.



According to my sources (not as reliable as yours mind you ;)) they are supposed to begin excavating this month, once they have removed excess ground water which is now underway "de-wetting". That is expected to be done by mid February (though I think that is rather ambitious estimate). I don't think that the test driving of piles will take as long for 621CM as for 301 CM (since 301 CM is substantially taller). Of course that's just my opinion.

innov8
Feb 16, 2006, 6:52 AM
http://img447.imageshack.us/img447/8080/621cm215068co.jpg

tuy
Feb 16, 2006, 7:01 AM
interesting picture. I wish that I knew a bit more about construction to read it properly.

The machine in front looks like it is a smaller version of a pile driver. Maybe it will be used to place the retaining wall which would consist of steel piles. Maybe there is a stack of them between the two upright concrete piles on the left.

innov8
Feb 20, 2006, 6:39 PM
Your right tuy... they have started putting in the retaining wall.

http://img418.imageshack.us/img418/8053/621cm2200rm.jpg (http://imageshack.us)



http://img314.imageshack.us/img314/3421/621c2m2201he.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

cascraperdude
Feb 28, 2006, 8:26 PM
Looks like 621 has got its real anchor tenant, and a new name.

http://sacramento.bizjournals.com/sacramento/stories/2006/02/27/daily14.html?jst=b_ln_hl

U.S. Bank claims Capitol Mall office tower
Mark Anderson
Staff writer

The new 25-story office tower developer David Taylor is building at 621 Capitol Mall has a new name, lender and tenant.

Groundbreaking for the 356,000-square-foot office U.S. Bank Tower is scheduled for March 10. Terms of the lease are still being concluded, but it is considered imminent, said Taylor spokeswoman Marika Cronin-Rose.

The bank has taken naming rights on the building, where it will take 34,500 square feet of office space. Part of that will include a 4,500-square-foot branch at the ground floor. The building is expected to take 24-months to build.

Terms of the lease and naming rights were not disclosed.

U.S. Bank is now in 30,000 square feet in the U.S. Bank Plaza building at 9th and J streets, overlooking Caesar Chavez Park and Sacramento City Hall. The new digs will overlook the Capitol. U.S. Bank has not yet disclosed plans for its current site or whether it will keep the branch there or close it.

Taylor's effort to build the tower gained momentum when he signed anchor tenant Downey Brand LLP, which is taking 85,000 square feet in the new building.

With U.S. Bank, the building is now 40 percent pre-leased, said Cronin-Rose, who added that U.S. Bank is also a construction lender on the project.

Taylor has built several signature buildings in downtown's skyline, including the Esquire Plaza, Sheraton Grand Sacramento, the new City Hall Annex and 1201 K St., popularly known as the "Ban Roll-On" building.

The 73-story U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles is the tallest building on the West Coast.

ltsmotorsport
Feb 28, 2006, 8:51 PM
Now we'll just have to see what becomes of the other US Bank building.

sactivity
Feb 28, 2006, 10:48 PM
Now we'll just have to see what becomes of the other US Bank building.

They're going to demolish it. heh, heh !!!

innov8
Mar 2, 2006, 8:39 PM
The US Bank Tower (aka 621CM)

http://img438.imageshack.us/img438/4870/621cm3062fz.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img428.imageshack.us/img428/3428/621cm33060yj.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img428.imageshack.us/img428/4718/621cm43067ny.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img349.imageshack.us/img349/9310/621cm53068do.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

tuy
Mar 2, 2006, 9:40 PM
someone should request a title change for the thread.

It is good to see something happening.

TWAK
Mar 2, 2006, 9:45 PM
so what are they doing, and what exactly happens on the 10th?

ltsmotorsport
Mar 3, 2006, 6:43 AM
I think the official ground-breaking ceremony. Basically the guys that don't build the building at all, get to turn one shovel of dirt in the beginning.

innov8
Mar 12, 2006, 6:10 AM
Looks like the digging for the foundation is down to the 6ft mark, I beleive
it's going to be a hole about 12ft deep.

http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/848/621cm8rh.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

zerokarma
Mar 14, 2006, 3:08 PM
Good update! :tup:

colemonkee
Mar 14, 2006, 7:45 PM
The Capitol Mall building boom begins!

urban_encounter
Mar 15, 2006, 1:49 AM
The Capitol Mall building boom begins!


Yep. Hopefully this is just the first of 5 Captiol Mall towers. There's a good chance all will be under constrcution before the end of 2006.


I would say 301 CM will be next to start (real) construction).
Then Aura and finally 500 CM. Thankfully even though it's going through a redesign, the application and EIR have continued to move forward. It should be out of the Matrix in time to allow a constrcution start this year. 500 CM is being bankrolled by the developer.


:yes:

kazpmk
Mar 15, 2006, 3:31 AM
did piling begin yet??

enigma99a
Mar 15, 2006, 7:08 PM
^^ Almost. The hole still has another 6ft or so to go down before any main piling can be done.

innov8
Mar 18, 2006, 2:31 AM
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/1950/612cm0cg.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

I was down at the US Bank site and learned that they will be digging
the foundation down 16' and plan to start pile driving in four weeks.

leechungsr
Mar 20, 2006, 6:05 AM
It's nice to see this city growing into hopefully a first-class city. I think I may stick around and see what happens. :banana:

urban_encounter
Mar 22, 2006, 3:11 AM
It's nice to see this city growing into hopefully a first-class city. I think I may stick around and see what happens. :banana:


Welcome to the boards leechungsr.........:cheers:

urban_encounter
Mar 30, 2006, 2:41 AM
It's nice to see this city growing into hopefully a first-class city. I think I may stick around and see what happens.


The city's goal is 'California's most livable city' in the next 10 to 15 years...


We'll see if they can make it happen..

Construction Guy
Apr 3, 2006, 12:42 AM
The city's goal is 'California's most livable city' in the next 10 to 15 years...


I am curious how "most livable city" is defined by whoever established this as the City's goal. I am also curious as to who established this as the city's goal.

urban_encounter
Apr 4, 2006, 6:35 PM
I am curious how "most livable city" is defined by whoever established this as the City's goal. I am also curious as to who established this as the city's goal.


The Mayor and City Council have stated it to be their goal. Actually I think that becoming the "most livable city" is a lot more realistic than becoming a "world class city" . (The old stated goal). We don't need to be 'world class'. Nor do we need to be the biggest or the grandest city. But we can look at what other cities have done right and work to do it better. A city known for it's accessibiltiy to arts, culture, entertainment, education, transportation and a vibrant central core.


That's not to say we need to have a Symphony on par with SF or restaurants equal to those in New York. What I am saying is that we should strive to create a community that enhances the qaulity of life for everyone who calls Sacramento home.

We have blank slates in the railyards and along our waterfronts and a relatively young skyline that is really just beginning to grow and take shape.

We have approxiamtely 40 miles of Light Rail primed for Transit Oriented Development and an old industrial/rail corridor (R street) that would be coveted by many other cities. <<<(It will be interesting to see what Sacramento can do with it).

We have a system of bike trails and parks that attract more visitors than Yosemite Valley and two large rivers.

Construction Guy, (rather than) always looking at the city as 'half empty', why don't you for once try to look at the positives and recongnize were the (realistic) potential is......

enigma99a
Apr 4, 2006, 8:28 PM
Construction Guy (Majin), you owe $1000 to Brandon still...

snfenoc
Apr 5, 2006, 2:03 AM
The Mayor and City Council have stated it to be their goal. Actually I think that becoming the "most livable city" is a lot more realistic than becoming a "world class city" . (The old stated goal). We don't need to be 'world class'. Nor do we need to be the biggest or the grandest city. But we can look at what other cities have done right and work to do it better. A city known for it's accessibiltiy to arts, culture, entertainment, education, transportation and a vibrant central core.


That's not to say we need to have a Symphony on par with SF or restaurants equal to those in New York. What I am saying is that we should strive to create a community that enhances the qaulity of life for everyone who calls Sacramento home.

We have blank slates in the railyards and along our waterfronts and a relatively young skyline that is really just beginning to grow and take shape.

We have approxiamtely 40 miles of Light Rail primed for Transit Oriented Development and an old industrial/rail corridor (R street) that would be coveted by many other cities. <<<(It will be interesting to see what Sacramento can do with it).

We have a system of bike trails and parks that attract more visitors than Yosemite Valley and two large rivers.

Construction Guy, (rather than) always looking at the city as 'half empty', why don't you for once try to look at the positives and recongnize were the (realistic) potential is......

Here I go again, defending CG...
Maybe I am wrong, but I do not think CG doubts Sacramento's potential. I think he simply wants to know how "livable" is defined and who is defining it.

Now my two cents:
I think the area is already very livable. It may not be the Utopian Leftyville model, which many people on SSP worship; however, Sacramento is livable (I will agree it needs A LOT of work though).

Construction Guy
Apr 5, 2006, 3:53 PM
Urban, there you go again trying to be clairvoyant. It is incredible how you actually know exactly what I am thinking whenever I post a simple question?

I really was wondering if the City had actually adopted some policy stating "most livable city" as a goal, or rather it was something created out of thin air by one of the SSP posters.

If it was an actual policy, I wanted to know how "livable" is defined by whoever set the policy. Does it mean parks and open space, which families cherish? Or does it mean lots of coffee houses which appeal to single urban professionals? Does traffic congestion come into play? What about air quality? Water quality? Qualtiy of educational institutions? Is mass transit a high priority, or a black hole for money? How about noise pollution? Preservation of historic buildings at the expense or denser development? Should we pursue policies that make housing more affordable, or continue to institute social policies which drive up the cost of everything in the region?

You see there can be many different perspectives on what makes a city liveable. I wanted to know if this term had been defined and put into a policy by our city. But now I see where it really comes from.

Oh, and enigma, I know you find this hard to believe but there is more than one person out there that does not agree with you on everything. I am not Majin. Let Brandon deal with Majin on their bet.

urban_encounter
Apr 5, 2006, 5:39 PM
Urban, there you go again trying to be clairvoyant. It is incredible how you actually know exactly what I am thinking whenever I post a simple question?


I stated that the city's goal is to transform Sacramento into the "most livable city"

You then turned around and asked, how the "most livable city" is defined and asked who established this as the City's goal.

However as I had already pointed out, the "city" (the Mayor and City Council in other words) are promoting the idea of the most livable city in California. The Mayor reiterated that goal in her State of the City speech just the other day.

If I misread your question or read skepticism in your post (since I had alreay answered your question before you asked it), then you have my apology. However given the depth of your negativity and misinformation I think most people here will understand why we are at times skeptical of questions you post. As far as what defines the "most livable" I would have to conclude that is simply subjective.

I just recommend that you look objectively at things. Articles that you post and observations always appear to have a negative slant or seem intended to cast a shadow of doubt. It doesn't take a "clairvoyant" to see it either. ;)


In any case, none of this has anything to do with 621 CM. So I will take this opportunity to ask innov8 to post some recent pictures of the site, when the weather clears.... :yes:

urban_encounter
Apr 7, 2006, 4:48 AM
Drove by the site today and noticed that they have built a concrete retaining wall around the entire excavated hole at 621. It doesn't look to be 16' deep and I can't imagine they're going to go down beneath where the retaining wall stops.

We'll see........

innov8
Apr 8, 2006, 1:29 AM
Activity on the site today...

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/4995/621cm247068hy.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/4640/621cm347069vm.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/5553/621cm447068un.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/3165/621cm547065wy.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/9962/621cm47067ey.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

To me it looks like they are digging down in four foot increments.

urban_encounter
Apr 8, 2006, 1:49 AM
To me it looks like they are digging down in four foot increments.


I think your right, because parts of that pit look to be about 16' deep (as you earlier reported.)

Great job on the photos Mike...

innov8
Apr 8, 2006, 2:08 AM
I think they might dig down a bit further than seen in the last photo.
When people are walking around in the hole it really gives a better idea
of how deep the hole is.

Thanks Jim, glad you enjoy them too :)

ltsmotorsport
Apr 10, 2006, 12:28 AM
Me likey too. I get to keep updated without having to come up every weekend.;)

Sacto
Apr 10, 2006, 6:18 AM
I haven't been keeping up with the constructions progress lately, good to see some new changes on the constructions ground. Thanks for the shots!

Web
Apr 18, 2006, 6:06 AM
The Sun is out.....maybe more work will commence:grrr:

innov8
Apr 22, 2006, 12:57 AM
To me it looks like the digging crew has reached the 16 foot depth along some
of the walls, but the foundation hole area is far from being empty.

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/2305/621cm421200613fm.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/1737/621cm421200637nu.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

foxmtbr
Apr 22, 2006, 4:47 AM
Thanks for the update!

ltsmotorsport
Apr 25, 2006, 9:00 PM
Just a few pictures from when I was home last week. Nothing too exciting going on.

http://static.flickr.com/46/133793035_c1c8358db5.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/46/133793036_42f15d273d.jpg?v=0

http://static.flickr.com/47/133793038_ebecde731e.jpg?v=0

innov8
May 6, 2006, 4:07 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a132/mz1613/DSC_00200001.jpg


http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a132/mz1613/DSC_00240001.jpg


http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a132/mz1613/DSC_002500011.jpg

innov8
May 11, 2006, 3:29 PM
Vary cool stealth... to bad the camera can't be mounted outside some where,
like on the parking garage so it won't get a window reflection. Maybe
it won't be so bad later in the day. :tup:

ltsmotorsport
May 11, 2006, 5:53 PM
Nice view, and welcome to the forum. Do you work for Downey, or just happen onto the camera?

tuy
May 12, 2006, 6:16 AM
Cool Webcam. The page even works on my Blackberry. I checked it out last night from here in Germany. I can now check it out anytime, almost anywhere.

tuy
May 15, 2006, 6:41 PM
Just looked at the webcam, the piledriver is definitely in the hole. Hopefully it is banging away at piles.

innov8
May 15, 2006, 7:30 PM
You are right... just walked by there and several loads of piles were unloaded.

ltsmotorsport
May 15, 2006, 9:02 PM
Cool. Maybe I'll hear some piles next time I'm home. How deep is the hole, btw. I thought it would be deeper than what it looks like from the webcam.

innov8
May 15, 2006, 9:12 PM
They dug down to what looked to be 15 or 16 feet around the edges... for some reason thou, they have filled in the edges again so it's around 10' deep. Maybe after all the piles are in they will dig down to make the area level for the foundation?

innov8
May 16, 2006, 6:57 PM
:yes: Pile driving has begun.

foxmtbr
May 16, 2006, 11:06 PM
:banana:

innov8
May 20, 2006, 5:13 AM
http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/193/7621cm2ts.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/8247/8621cmmountingthepile6ms.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Mounting the pile

http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/138/9621cmsecuringthepile1vj.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
securing the pile

http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/5052/10621cmmovingintoposition6ry.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Moving it into position

http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/9479/11621cmsenditin1de.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
It's go time

http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/3572/12621cm2zd.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/3381/13621cm2ut.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/4481/14621cm8qi.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/764/15621cm1lz.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/42/16621cm0np.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

foxmtbr
May 20, 2006, 5:24 AM
Great pics :tup:

sactivity
May 20, 2006, 1:05 PM
http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/9479/11621cmsenditin1de.jpg

THIS IS NOT A TEST -- I REPEAT -- THIS IS NOT A TEST !!!

buckfmsac
May 20, 2006, 4:38 PM
awesome pics! thanks for the update.

WonderlandPark
May 23, 2006, 3:18 AM
I am in Sacto on business and had a few moments to shoot today 5/22:


http://www.pixelmap.com/621a.jpg

http://www.pixelmap.com/621b.jpg


http://www.pixelmap.com/621d.jpg

http://www.pixelmap.com/621c.jpg

http://www.pixelmap.com/621_CM.jpg

enigma99a
May 23, 2006, 8:36 PM
Thanks for the pics WonderlandPark! Since it's a two tower project, it's too bad that there isn't a good web cam hooked up for it.

SacTownAndy
May 24, 2006, 4:02 PM
By Bob Shallit -- Bee Columnist
Published 12:01 am PDT Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Story appeared in Business section, Page D1


Moving on up: The California Restaurant Association is not only going to be a tenant in David Taylor's new high-rise under construction at Sixth and Capitol Mall. It's also an equity investor in the 25-story project, to be called the U.S. Bank Tower.

The group is investing an undisclosed amount of money to become part owner of the building. The other major investor is the Lewis Trust Group.

Where is CRA coming up with the cash for its investment? A small portion could come from the pending sale of its current headquarters, the former Wells Fargo building at 1011 10th Street.

That building -- with its immense lobby, ornate 35-foot ceilings with skylights and a three-panel Millard Owen Sheets mural on the back wall -- is a downtown treasure. The buyers are local investors Majid Rahimian and Abe Koshfan.

A CRA spokeswoman says the group will lease back its space in the building from the new buyers -- until the Taylor project is ready for occupancy in April 2008.

innov8
Jun 1, 2006, 8:16 PM
http://img335.imageshack.us/img335/7821/621cm14no.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/4217/621cm21ed.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
The base for the crane is being set... we will not see the crane rise
till November from what I understand. There is a lot of work to be
done on the foundation before steel starts to rise. The base for the
crane will use 80 yards of concete. it's 16' x 16' and 6' deep.


http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/4153/621cm34sg.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
The amount of sluge that comes out of the hole when the pile
falls into postition in incredible. The ground water table is still vary high.

foxmtbr
Jun 1, 2006, 9:28 PM
Great pics, it looks like they're really getting things moving now. :)

innov8
Jun 3, 2006, 6:24 AM
Thanks foxmtbr!!! :) That whole block is starting to rock with action so
there will be a lot more shots soon.

urban_encounter
Jun 3, 2006, 7:25 AM
http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/4153/621cm34sg.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


Judging from where they intend to place that crane for 621, it seems as if the crane will be over lapping the Aura project...


Can you picture the crane traffic???

I would have thought they would have placed the U.S. Bank's tower crane on 7th street and then placed Aura's on 6th street so as not to interfere with eachother....


What a problem to have eh???


:D

foxmtbr
Jun 3, 2006, 7:32 AM
...a crane crash? :haha:

brandon12
Jun 3, 2006, 1:42 PM
I would have thought they would have placed the U.S. Bank's tower crane on 7th street and then placed Aura's on 6th street so as not to interfere with eachother....


What a problem to have eh???


:D
Remember that 621 is on CM but 601 is oriented toward 'L' Street. Aura's crane will probably be on 'L' St., so that should give them the room they need.

tuy
Jun 3, 2006, 5:04 PM
There may also be some cooperation between the two sites for crane use. This may keep one project or the other from bringing in smaller cranes for short times.

innov8
Jun 3, 2006, 6:27 PM
^ I've spoken with the area superintendent for 621CM... even though 621CM
and AURA are being built at the same time they will basically just be good neighbors.
Both towers are being built by different construction co. and have different
deadlines to meet. From what I understand, I don't think they will be sharing
much more than the property line between them.

BrianSac
Jun 3, 2006, 6:48 PM
[QUOTE=innov8]http://img335.imageshack.us/img335/7821/621cm14no.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


QUOTE]

Thanks for the pics innov8!!

Does anyone know what those black barrels are on the Aura site. They have been there for literally two yrs or more. They used to be closer L Street. I wonder if they contain body parts of graffiti taggers! :justkidding:

innov8
Jun 3, 2006, 7:09 PM
Those barrels have actually only be out there for about 5 or 6 months after they
closed the parking lot. Those barrels have soil samples that were taken from the site.

BrianSac
Jun 3, 2006, 7:17 PM
:doh: so I exaggerated a little, :) thanks.

innov8
Jun 8, 2006, 11:31 PM
http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/3353/video11iv.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

See that dark area under the driver... every time they insert a new pile
into the ground a gush of water and mud spews out of the hole like
a fountain as the pile falls into place. As the driver pounds it into
position the surface area becomes saturated with mud.
I'll get down there next week and take a few pics of this happening... it really cool. :yes:

innov8
Jun 14, 2006, 5:54 PM
http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/2203/621cm6130615ul.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
When they send the drill down mud will begin to flow out of the hole... as you
can see by the puddle in the picture. So much came out that they needed
to scrape it away (as seen below).


http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/4346/621cm6130624sn.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
When they release the pile to fall into the hole, mud spews out like a fountain.


http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/2449/621cm6130631sp.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
The water table is still vary high.

foxmtbr
Jun 14, 2006, 9:39 PM
:tup:

colemonkee
Jun 14, 2006, 10:42 PM
I like the guy on the right holding the cable or rope and smoking a cigarette. Classic!

innov8
Jun 21, 2006, 5:07 AM
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/498/621cm61620064vh.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/5706/621cm616200621uy.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/8776/621cm616200632zf.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
They'er almost done pile driving... the L street side where the parking
garage will be needs 80 or so compared to the 300+ for the tower side.
They have also started digging down deeper to expose the buried piles...
many of pile tops went down below the surface 4 or five feet.

innov8
Jun 28, 2006, 5:26 AM
They finished pile driving last week, but here are some photos I did not get to post at the time.

http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/6596/dsc001700019hn.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/262/dsc004000016kw.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/4963/dsc004300011yy.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

innov8
Jul 1, 2006, 5:19 AM
http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/8135/621cm6300600013cq.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Looks like they have started to dig down from where the core will rise from.

http://img308.imageshack.us/img308/2332/621cmfull630066jj.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

ltsmotorsport
Jul 1, 2006, 6:03 PM
Yeah, that looks like the rebar waiting for some concrete.

SacTownAndy
Jul 5, 2006, 5:03 PM
From Shallit's column in the Bee today:


Tom McCarthy is happy to report that the last construction piles have been driven for the new office building going up at Sixth and Capitol Mall. "The worst of the noise is over," he says.

McCarthy is operations director for the Downey Brand LLP law firm, whose offices are right across the street from the construction zone.

Lawyers usually come to him when they have problems with their work space. But during the ear-splitting pile driving, none did.

Maybe that's because Downey Brand will be an anchor tenant in the 25-story building that's to be completed in early 2008. Without the law firm's commitment, construction might not have begun.

DB's lawyers, McCarthy says, realized the racket was "partly our doing."

innov8
Jul 6, 2006, 7:51 PM
Structural steel will start to rise on October 9th, and the main crane
for the site will rise in November. There will be a smaller crane on the site
to start building the garage and lower levels of the tower first. :tup:

ltsmotorsport
Jul 12, 2006, 10:39 PM
Just a shot I took from a couple weeks back.

Not much going on that day, but this was right after piles were finished.
http://static.flickr.com/55/188348794_625354b123_b.jpg

foxmtbr
Jul 12, 2006, 11:53 PM
Awesome! :tup:

innov8
Jul 14, 2006, 4:12 PM
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/4259/621cmgroundwidefinal3yd.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
On the ground panoramic > > > > >

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/2595/621cm71304upfinal1so.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Up-close panoramic > > > > >

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/9336/621cm71304highfinal7nb.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
The city around panoramic > > > > >

SacTownAndy
Jul 14, 2006, 4:26 PM
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/2595/621cm71304upfinal1so.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Up-close panoramic > > > > >


What a beautiful sight! :cheers:

foxmtbr
Jul 14, 2006, 5:31 PM
Amazing! :tup:

buckfmsac
Jul 14, 2006, 6:15 PM
thanks for the nice updated photos guys

Dougall5505
Jul 14, 2006, 6:28 PM
nice panos

urban_encounter
Jul 18, 2006, 3:46 PM
Absolutely stunning photo's Mike.


Well done again...

:cheers:

skyscaper mamma
Jul 25, 2006, 7:04 PM
They're pouring concrete!!!!!

sugit
Jul 25, 2006, 7:27 PM
Sweet! Hopefully we can start seeing that sucker start rising soon

innov8
Jul 25, 2006, 8:50 PM
^ Not until late October or November. I also made a request to get the web camera fixed. :fingerscrossed:

innov8
Jul 30, 2006, 3:13 AM
http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/3962/621cmwidefinal728040001copytg4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Jay916
Jul 30, 2006, 3:29 AM
thanks, looks like things are moving along pretty good:)

tuy
Jul 30, 2006, 3:35 AM
It looks like your request to fix the camera was not taken too well. Now you can't even get a response from the site. Have they changed the URL? Maybe they moved it to an internal site for their company.

colemonkee
Jul 30, 2006, 4:45 AM
That's the most Prius's I've ever seen parked at a construction site.

COASTIE
Aug 15, 2006, 1:54 AM
Can someone post a progress photo. Im curious to see the development. Thanks:tup:

innov8
Aug 15, 2006, 5:35 AM
Maybe this weekend... not much changes in two weeks. If there's good
stuff to post I'm on it. :tup:

COASTIE
Aug 15, 2006, 12:58 PM
Maybe this weekend... not much changes in two weeks. If there's good
stuff to post I'm on it. :tup:

Thanks innov8

innov8
Aug 18, 2006, 5:44 AM
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/74/dsc00790001621cmcranebase81806copyeh5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/7881/dsc00860001621cmfoundationrebar281806copywb9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/9727/dsc00830001621cmfoundationrebar81806copywq5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Look's like it's going to be about a foot deep for the basement/foundation concete.

http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/5538/dsc00900001621cm181806copyhg0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Jay916
Aug 18, 2006, 7:24 AM
Thanks innov8! Looks quite different from two week ago.

enigma99a
Aug 18, 2006, 8:08 AM
Great.. they will be pouring the foundation soon! Thanks for the update:)

creamcityleo79
Aug 18, 2006, 8:52 AM
By December when I come to visit do you think there will be a floor or two?

COASTIE
Aug 18, 2006, 2:14 PM
Beautiful, I cant wait till the end of next month when Ill be home to see(and hear) the progress of the "goingsons" in downtown. Oh and eat at my favorite mexican restaurant Sal's of W. Sac. #1 deal here I come.