Friday, October 30, 2015

Golden 1 Center Construction Photos

Current work being done on the arena includes installation of rebar for elevated concrete deck pours at Main Entrance. Installation of raker beams in the lower bowl to support lower bowl concrete stadia. Mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection rough-in. Installation of the upper bowl HVAC ductwork. Interior metal stud wall framing. Interior drywall installation at mechanical and electrical rooms. Exterior metal stud wall framing at low roof parapets. Installation of exterior fa├žade metal panel and glazing systems. Installation and connection of underground utilities at L and J Streets. Under-slab plumbing and rebar installation for event level slab pours. Installation of roofing at the Practice Facility and arena low roof. Source

Golden 1 Center Construction seen from the 12th floor of 555 Capitol Mall

Golden 1 Center Construction seen from the 12th floor of 555 Capitol Mall

Golden 1 Center 5th & L Street

Golden 1 Center 6th & L Street

Golden 1 Center at 7th & K Street

Golden 1 Center at 5th Street

Golden 1 Center 5th & L Street

Golden 1 Center 5th & J Street

Golden 1 Center 5th & J Street

Golden 1 Center at J Street

Golden 1 Center at J Street

Golden 1 Center from Embassy Suites on Capitol Mall

Sacramento skyline seen from Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Tower Cranes at the Plaza Tower

About two weeks ago two tower cranes climbed into the sky at Fifth & J Streets. It appears the next stage of construction is drilling Bored Piles. The 16 story, 250 foot tower will cost $250 million to build and is expected to be completed in approximately 18 months.

Downtown Sacramento  Plaza Tower construction

Downtown Sacramento  Plaza Tower construction

Downtown Sacramento  Plaza Tower construction

Downtown Sacramento  Plaza Tower construction

Downtown Sacramento  Plaza Tower construction

Downtown Sacramento  Plaza Tower construction

Downtown Sacramento  Plaza Tower construction

Downtown Sacramento  Plaza Tower construction


Downtown Sacramento  Plaza Tower construction
Downtown Sacramento  Plaza Tower construction

Downtown Sacramento  Plaza Tower construction

Downtown Sacramento  Plaza Tower construction

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Aura Revival?

2005 Aura proposal - 615 Capitol Mall















Back in 2005 Craig Nassi of BCN Development proposed a 38 story condominium at 615 Capitol Mall. The proposal never got off the ground, it failed to acquire financing as well as enough people willing to put down deposits. According The Sacramento Business Journal, the current property owner has recently applied for an extension of a condominium map for that project. The original permits were approved in October 2005, suggesting it had a 10-year lifespan. I highly doubt anything will come of this, as other developers have also realized, high-rise residential towers in Sacramento don’t add up right now, meaning there is no clear track record in Sacramento for high-rise condo success and the history of Aura and others failing to rise proves this. This could be an effort to sell the property with entitlements already in place?