Big Yellow Crane Leaving Downtown Naperville, Hotel Pre-Cast Panels in Place

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Big Yellow Crane that became part of the Downtown Naperville skyline is leaving town.

After taking up residence in Downtown Naperville since last July, the big yellow crane that has been hoisting pre-cast concrete panels into place at the Water Street District construction site has completed its work and will depart the site this week.  The crane, dubbed “Frasier” by Teri Kostal, Executive Secretary at Naper Settlement, who joined her colleagues in  watching  the crane from the second floor of the Pre-Emption House, also provided entertainment to dozens of children, residents and visitors who gathered along the Riverwalk to watch the work all summer and fall of last year.  Now that the pre-cast panels for the parking deck and the hotel are in place, further construction of the hotel interior, Loggia and Theatre buildings will continue.

“Our staff has had a birds-eye view of the construction, we felt the momentum of the construction workers and all the trucks coming and going, as if they were working alongside us,” says Settlement President and CEO Rena Tomayo-Calabrese. “At first I was sad to lose my view of the SS Peter and Paul steeple, but as I watched the building go up it got exciting.  This 21st Century project is designed to be respectful of  the neighboring buildings. It reflects a new phase in where our city is going.  Watching the progress and appreciating the engineering and accuracy of that crane has been really interesting. We’re going to miss Frasier!”

Nick Ryan, CEO if Marquette Companies, developers of the Water Street District, says the project is right on schedule. “We’re looking forward to announcing some exciting new tenants, working with Century Walk on public art, and are progressing just as we planned.  We’ve been blessed by this mild winter, and look forward to a Grand Opening this fall.  This is going to be another amazing place for gathering with family, friends and colleagues to enjoy life.”

Time lapse video of the construction along with live feed photo updates from a camera on top of the Municipal Center can be seen at www.waterstreetcommunity.info.

During the month of February, construction includes:

Loggia Building

Structural Steel to continue

Precast plank to continue

Wall framing to begin

Hotel

Precast work to complete

Exterior windows to continue

Interior wall framing + drywall to continue

Mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough in work to continue

Slab on grade to continue

Roofing to continue

Concrete topping to be poured

Elevator install to begin

Parking Structure

                Elevator install

Fire Sprinkler install

Continue mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough

Theater Building

Theater Excavation/ Footings to continue

Sitework

Upper Boardwalk walls to be poured

Upper concrete piers to be wrapped in stone

Fountain walls to complete

After taking up residence in Downtown Naperville since last July, the big yellow crane that has been hoisting pre-cast concrete panel

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The final pre-cast panel is lowered into place at the soon to be Hotel Indigo at the Water Street District in Downtown Naperville. A Fall 2016 opening is planned for the hotel, retail, restaurant and parking district on the south bank of the DuPage River.

into place at the Water Street District construction site has completed its work and will depart the site this week.  The crane, dubbed “Frasier” by Teri Kostal, Executive Secretary at Naper Settlement, who joined her colleagues in  watching  the crane
from the second floor of the Pre-Emption House, also provided entertainment to dozens of children, residents and visitors who gathered along the
Riverwalk to watch the work all summer and fall of last year.  Now that the pre-cast panels for the parking deck and the hotel are in place, further construction of the hotel interior, Loggia and Theatre buildings will continue.

“Our staff has had a birds-eye view of the construction, we felt the momentum of the construction workers and all the trucks coming and going, as if they were working alongside us,” says Settlement President and CEO Rena Tomayo-Calabrese. “At first I was sad to lose my view of the SS Peter and Paul steeple, but as I watched the building go up it got exciting.  This 21st Century projectis designed to be respectful of  the neighboring buildings. It reflects a new phase in where our city is going.  Watching the progress and appreciating the engineering and accuracy of that crane has been really interesting. We’re going to miss Frasier!”

Nick Ryan, CEO if Marquette Companies, developers of the Water Street District, says the project is right on schedule. “We’re looking forward to announcing some exciting new tenants, working with Century Walk on public art, and are progressing just as we planned.  We’ve been blessed by this mild winter, and look forward to a Grand Opening this fall.  This is going to be another amazing place for gathering with family, friends and colleagues to enjoy life.”

Time lapse video of the construction along with live feed photo updates from a camera on top of the Municipal Center can be seen at www.waterstreetcommunity.info.

During the month of February, construction includes:

Loggia Building

Structural Steel to continue

Precast plank to continue

Wall framing to begin

Hotel

Precast work to complete

Exterior windows to continue

Interior wall framing + drywall to continue

Mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough in work to continue

Slab on grade to continue

Roofing to continue

Concrete topping to be poured

Elevator install to begin

Parking Structure

                Elevator install

Fire Sprinkler install

Continue mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough

Theater Building

Theater Excavation/ Footings to continue

Sitework

Upper Boardwalk walls to be poured

Upper concrete piers to be wrapped in stone

Fountain walls to complete

 

 

For Media Information:  Deb Newman, Deborah Newman Marketing/Communications 630-846-4759

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