October 2012 Student Housing Construction Update
Soaring to the Top
Levels 3 and 4 residential unit framing were completed in October with Level 5 framing, the final level, starting at month's end. The Pearl steel structure, stairs, business center, bathrooms and common room are taking form. The building will be topping out in November.
October 3: Site overview with Level 3 framing nearing completion.
October 4: Campus view from the southwest corner of 7th and Shatto.
October 10: Overview of Level 3 framing on east side with installation of ceiling joists and plywood forms for Level 4 residential units beginning on west and south sides of the building.
October 10: Workers lay subflooring for Level 4 with view of the Los Angeles skyline forming a backdrop.
October 10: The steel stair structure next to the Pearl has now been installed and framing of the Pearl proceeds.
October 10: Dramatic skyward view of Stair 5 framework.
October 17: Site overview with Level 4 framing in progress on west side and Level 3 ceiling joists reaching completion on east and north sides.
October 17: Scaffolding now surrounds the building. Here, workers install ceiling joists at the northeast corner of building.
October 17: West side of building showing fully framed Level 2 and 3 units and the start of Level 4 unit construction.
October 17: View of Pearl construction from student housing courtyard.
October 17: The curve of the Pearl's business office and restrooms can be seen as framing progresses.
October 17: Excavation work to prepare for installation of Stair 5.
October 24: Site overview with Level 4 framing nearing completion on east side and ceiling joist installation starting on the west side.
October 31: View of Pearl first, second and third floors from Level 5.
October 31: Side view of interior courtyard, Pearl structure and Level 2, 3, and 4 residential units.
October 31: Workers continue installation of Level 5 flooring while an army of workers below install electrical, plumbing and air conditioning on Levels 2, 3 and 4.
October 31: Halloween sunset settles over the construction site showing completed Level 4 vertical walls and Level 5 flooring and vertical wall construction beginning on the west side.
Coming up in November: Building tops out with completion of Level 5 unit and ceiling framing!