One of the tallest buildings currently under construction in Calgary achieved a big milestone on November 19. A massive concrete pour was conducted for the podium slab of the 34-storey Park Point development, which is gradually coming to life courtesy of Qualex-Landmark and IBI Group. The Beltline site has seen a steady stream of workers since construction began in the fall of 2015. 

Park Point site during Calgary’s fourth largest concrete pour of 2016, image by Rob Moroto via Qualex-Landmark

"The concrete pour was the fourth largest by any contractor in Calgary in 2016, and the second largest pour for Park Point’s contractor, Axiom Builders," said Keith Playle, operations manager at Axiom Builders. With concrete pumping into the site from two sides and a line of trucks waiting for their turn, the impressive operation required the closure of the entire fronting block of 2nd Street SW. Approximately 1,200 cubic metres of concrete were poured continuously in the exercise, which took place on Saturday from 5 AM to 7:30 PM. About 130 concrete deliveries were made to the site with 25 trucks running in rotation.

Park Point construction advances following the pour, image by Forum contributor Alex_YYC

Structural assembly of the building will now advance to one floor every week following the podium slab pour. The 289-unit development is offering one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans complemented by 9,000 square feet of amenities on the third floor, just atop the podium roof. Outdoor amenity space includes a Zen Terrace with ample seating and a calming water feature, a social lounge equipped with a fire pit, a barbecue area, and a sundeck with sweeping views of the Central Memorial Park across the street. Inside, residents will find an expansive fitness facility, a pilates studio, steam room, sauna, and social lounge with a kitchen and fireplace well suited for entertaining.

Park Point is just at the beginning of its 34-storey ascent, image by Forum contributor Alex_YYC

"We are thrilled at how smooth construction is accelerating at Park Point thanks to Axiom Builders," said Mohammed Esfahani, president of Qualex-Landmark. "With completion anticipated for summer 2018, we look forward to keeping our promise to homebuyers to deliver yet another iconic and timeless residential condo tower that people will soon call home."

Central Memorial Park essentially serves as Park Point's front yard, image via Qualex-Landmark

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