'Topping out' the Wizer Block
Ceremony marks a construction milestone for two of the Lake Oswego project's three buildings
Less than a year ago, the original Wizers building was still standing on Block 137 in downtown Lake Oswego; the groundbreaking ceremony for the redevelopment project was still a month away.
But workers have powered through the rain, mud and heat, and on Friday, they held a topping-out ceremony for two of the mixed-use development's three buildings just 11 months after the project broke ground.
Weve topped out the concrete," Project Manager Matt Baker told a crowd of construction workers and city officials who gathered Friday on the ground floor of Building C, which lines First Street. "But theres a lot more to do.
When it is complete in the fourth quarter of 2017, the rebuilt Wizer Block will feature 200 apartments, about 43,000 square feet of retail space and parking spaces for 430 cars. The inner structural skeletons of the buildings on First Street and A Avenue have now reached their full height, and the building on Second Street is scheduled to do so by the end of the year.
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