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After 12 months of redevelopment, residential and office spaces at 16 Monroe Center – aka the Kendall Building – now aka 616 Lofts at the Kendall – are open for life and business. The last of our residents will be moving in to their apartments on the third, fourth and fifth floors by the middle of this week. This Monday marked our 616 Tribe’s first day in the new office. There are still a few nuts and bolts which require a little fine tuning, but we’re thrilled to finally be enjoying our new, custom space. Many of you will get the opportunity to see our new office on the second floor this coming December, when we host our official open house. If you would like to receive an invitation for this event and haven’t, please email Marjorie and let her know. Thanks, once again, to all our wonderful vendors, business partners and – most importantly – to our residents for making this vision a reality.
Apartments on the 3-5th floors of the Kendall building have taken shape quickly over the last several weeks. Drywall on all floors is nearly complete, and finishing touches are currently being installed on windows throughout – including the back.
The penthouse on the deck is taking shape; windows and siding are currently being installed.
The crew is now working on cabinet installation, painting and trim throughout the units.
Flooring is now being laid throughout the residential apartments. Work on second floor offices will commence within the next week or two.
Work on the ground floor retail space will begin within about a month.
With most window installation completed and the work on the sidewalk and exterior electrical vault finished, construction work at 16 Monroe Center has shifted towards building in the residential units on floors 3-5.
Construction on all three floors continues, and work on our new 616 offices on the second floor will begin soon as well.
Below is a list of items which have been completed to date:
- Basement electrical room is filling up with an organized raceway of conduits from the shaft.
- Drywall has been hung and finished on the 1st floor retail space ceilings.
- Drywall has been hung and in the process of being finished on the 2nd floor office space ceilings.
- 3rd floor apartments have been primed, and trim carpentry is started in all four apartments.
- Overhead mechanical, electrical, and plumbing are nearing completion in ceilings throughout.
- Fire suppression has been run throughout the building, with the 5th floor as the only outstanding area to be completed.
- Drywall is in the final stages on the 4th floor, with overhead rough‐ins and priming to follow closely behind.
- 5th floor firewalls have been framed, roughed‐in, drywalled, and approved. Unit interior wall framing is underway.
- The rooftop penthouse is framed in, and the new roof membrane has been installed.
Coming up next:
- Permanent power is scheduled to be energized within the next two weeks – contingent upon Consumer’s outage schedules.
- Elevator installation will follow permanent power installation. Fabrication of the elevator is currently in process
- Installation of the new rooftop decking will begin with the next two weeks and be complete prior to July 4th.
- Wall framing in the basement and second floor to begin in the next few weeks.
- 5th floor non‐rated walls ready for framing with rough‐in, with drywall following.
- Trim carpentry work will progress from the 3rd floor on up to the 4th and 5th floors as units are primed.
New window installation at the Kendall began earlier this week, and will carry in to next week. Windows on the front of the building are being worked on first; next week, the crew will be installing windows on the sides and back of the building.
The addition of these new windows gives the Kendall a completely new look. It’s easier now to envision the finished product, and it will only get easier as construction progresses.
Fire walls have been constructed on all residential floors (3-5), and interior walls, installation and drywalling have begun in earnest, beginning at the lower levels and progressing up. Defined rooms on the third and fourth floors now exist where empty space stood before – a dramatic difference from just a few weeks ago.
Window installation, interior framing, insulation and drywalling will continue through the upcoming weeks.
Work is currently on schedule for completion September 20th, 2013.
See interior photos and a panoramic view from the rooftop deck below.
Construction of the electrical vault wrapped up early April, and a fresh sidewalk was poured atop it in front of the Kendall. Locals to the area were likely relieved to see the new sidewalk poured, not only because construction and heavy equipment had been blocking one lane on Division Avenue for over a month, but also because it was the first time in years the Kendall has had a fresh sidewalk. Before acquisition, the Kendall’s sidewalk had been fenced off by the city due to its disrepair.
But the sidewalk isn’t the only portion of the project which has seen rapid progress. Here are a few other notable project updates:
- Installation of structural steel in ceilings throughout each floor is complete.
- The masonry elevator shaft has progressed to above the fifth floor roof, and will be topped off by the end of the week.
- Metal stud firewalls on 3rd, 4th and 5th floors have been installed and are beginning to define apartment walls.
- MEP rough-in of firewalls is currently in progress.
- Structural wood reinforcement continues in several areas.
Coming up next:
- Aluminum storefront knee wall rough-in.
- Pouring of concrete floors in the basement (to hide new plumbing services).
- Window installation on the South elevation.
- Installation of drywall on 3rd and 4th floor firewalls as well as basement ceiling.
- Sealing of exposed brick walls to be completed as soon as weather permits.
- Consumers will complete the electrical vault and install new equipment.
While construction is currently running about a week behind schedule (due to weather and the unforeseen additional structural rework which was required), the construction team is confident they can quick make up time this summer and hit our target completion date of September 18, 2013.
Framing of the interior of the second floor has already begun, and construction of our new 616 office will begin shortly.
As the new masonry elevator shaft nears completion, Consumer’s Energy has begun excavating the sidewalk area in front of the Kendall to make room for a new electrical vault. The new vault will house power and water utility access points which will supply the Kendall building, and water access for Reynolds and Sons will be rerouted from its current location in front of the Kendall.
The excavation has required the closure of one lane on Division Street.
Project managers estimate the vault will be complete the first week of April.
While the excavation continues outside, construction on the masonry elevator continues on the inside. The elevator shaft will be punched through the ceiling next week (the week of the 11th).
Additionally, steel support beams are currently being installed in the ceiling of the first floor. Structural work continues throughout the building; firewalls for residential apartments will be going up next week.
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More excavation in front of #616atKendall vine.co/v/bw7ejepUjlg
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Masonry elevator construction at #616atKendall vine.co/v/bHFw6tIbrzT
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360 of 4th floor at #616atKendall vine.co/v/bHqEg0Dur20
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Elevator shaft construction complete past 4th floor. #616atKendall vine.co/v/bHq9Ait1gUd
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