Breaking Ground: 17th Street

Foundation and superstructure work is underway at 221 West 17th Street and concrete trucks are lined up down the block. For this project OTL is acting as Construction Manager and General Contractor to convert an existing 6 story commercial building into 10 stories of luxury condos and prime retail space. This project's sequence of work is very complex as the existing structure must be strengthened or replaced piece by piece. Underpinning is complete and new concrete columns are being formed around the existing cast iron columns. In addition to the concrete work, a steel shoring truss is being installed at the top floor which will soon relieve two columns of their load so they can be removed to make way for the new core of the building. All of this work takes great coordination between the OTL team and several trades working in synchronization. Everyone is excited to see this challenging and unique project take shape.