Our view of the city now stands 230 feet above the streets of Midtown, thanks to the addition of Swinerton’s first tower crane in Atlanta as the team makes excellent progress on the 640 Peachtree dual-brand hotel project.
Under the oversight of future Superintendent Sarah Hargrave-Thomas, the team has completed all 304 auger cast piles, vertical columns, and shear walls above the first elevated deck. The project team has completed all 304 auger cast piles, vertical columns, and shear walls above the first elevated deck. The most complicated and time-consuming aspect of the project is within the first three floors of the structure, which is comprised of a 360-degree structural radiused helical ramp that is stressed between columns and fully encapsulated like a silo. The team has successfully installed and completed the first major section of the ramp and are moving full-steam ahead bringing the shell out of the ground.
While this project is complicated and ever-changing, our VDC, Scheduling, and Accounting teams remain constant in providing the necessary support to keep the project moving forward. Located at the corner of Midtown’s Peachtree Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue, the project site is neighbored by early 20th century historic landmarks, including The Georgian Terrace hotel, the Ponce Condominium, and The Fox Theatre. Swinerton is committed to being a trusted partner to immediate neighbor, The Fox Theater, by shuffling materials and working with them to minimize disruption as they continue to host over 500 shows per year!
Throughout construction, the 640 Peachtree project team has grown quickly to include professionals with remarkable, diverse industry experience. This expertise coupled with the team’s strong collaboration and ability to operate at a fast and steady pace, despite project challenges, has allowed Swinerton to gain the confidence and trust of both the owner and architect.