CHARLOTTE, NC (March 16, 2016) – Batson-Cook Construction celebrated the topping out of Museum Tower Apartments recently by honoring more than 250 construction workers on the jobsite with lunch and prizes. More than 450 people attended the event, which was held on the 35th floor of the 43-story tower, the tallest residential tower to be built in Uptown Charlotte since 2010.
Museum Tower sits atop Mint Museum, which Batson-Cook completed in 2010. Now that the building’s peak height has been reached, the 385,000-square-foot structure will be closed in and the interior build-out of 394 one- and two-bedroom units and common areas will commence. Completion of the South Church Street project is anticipated in November 2016.
The tower’s rooftop will feature a heated pool, lounge, fireplace and gas grills. Other amenities include a fitness center with scheduled workout classes, a 24-hour concierge, and built-in USB charging stations in each apartment. An existing subterranean parking deck will be reconfigured to designate parking for residents.
The Batson-Cook project team includes: Randy Thompson, project executive; John Bai, general superintendent; Andrew Thomas, project manager; Jeff Manning, assistant project manager; David Hoover, Ken Knodel and Eric Thompson, assistant superintendents; Suzy Worthen, construction coordinator; Steve Erickson, Drew Nesemeier and Vladimir Renneberg, engineers; and Carlos Vergara, safety manager.
The owner of Museum Tower is West 1st Street Apartments Investors, LLC, an affiliate of Childress Klein, the project’s developer. Architect is Rule Joy Trammell and Rubio of Atlanta, and design team members include TRC Worldwide Engineering of Sarasota, Florida, and Leppard Johnson & Associates of Tucker, Georgia.
In addition to Mint Museum, other notable Charlotte projects built by Batson-Cook for Childress Klein include Duke Energy Center, Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture, the Hilton Hotel and Three First Union Center (now known as Three Wells Fargo Center).