Rendering of 14th & Glisan. Image source: NextPortland.com
The Conco Companies is providing a full range of concrete services for a new 16-story, mixed-use building project that is just getting underway in Portland, OR. The 14 & Glisan high-rise will be comprised of 230 residential units and approximately 4,285 square feet of ground floor retail space. The materials proposed for the tower’s exterior includes pre-cast concrete panel, brick veneer, aluminum storefront glazing and a unitized window wall system. The project also includes three levels of below grade parking to accommodate 201 vehicles.
The project is being developed by the Holland Partner Group and Holland Construction is serving as the General Contractor. The firm of Ankrom Moisan is the architect and the structural engineer is CKC Structural Engineers. The project is expected to be completed by late 2018.
Conco will shortly begin work on the building and will provide concrete pumping, reinforcement, formwork, shotcrete, and finishing. We expect our part of the job to take approximately 10 months during which we will place 16,000 cubic yards of concrete. Along with providing extensive concrete services for the 14 & Glisan tower, we also recently started on another high-rise, the Modera Glisan, directly across the street that is being developed by the Mill Creek Resident Trust Company.
Since the 14 & Glisan tower is located near a historic district, the side of the building facing the older architecture steps down in height so as not to dwarf the lower buildings. The architects explain that “the concept of the building is derived from the character of the surrounding district,” and evokes both the simplicity and mass of the buildings adjacent to the site. The more modern looking glassy top complements much of the rest of the Portland skyline that is comprised of newer, modern-looking towers.