Crews successfully wrapped up one of the longest concrete pours in state history by laying the foundation for the 25-story building BMO Harris Bank is having put up at the southeast corner of Water and Wells streets.
J.H. Findorff and Son, of Madison, was the lead contractor overseeing the project, and Illinois-based Ozinga Bros. supplied the 6,700 cubic yards of concrete needed to support the 20-story tower. Trucks had to be loaded with concrete more than 600 times to complete the pour, which shut down Wells Street this past weekend.
The project was expected to last 25 hours but was in fact completed four hours ahead of time, Mark Irgens, CEO of Irgens Partners, the tower’s developer, wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
The marathon pour marked the start of vertical construction for the BMO Tower, which is scheduled for completion in 2019. BMO Harris Bank and the law firm Michael Best & Friedrich have signed on to be the building’s biggest tenants.
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