Philadelphia, PA The dual-branded W Philadelphia and Element Philadelphia Hotel development project, which is estimated to cost $240 million, currently has 50 carpenters from the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) building the hotel development’s concrete superstructure.
Carney Construction, the project’s concrete subcontractor, used 600 trucks to deliver the concrete and installed 620 tons of rebar. Additionally, 5,850 cubic yards (or a half-acre of eight-foot-deep concrete) were allocated for the building in May 2015. The general contractor on the project is Tutor Perini Corp.
Once complete in the spring of 2018, there will be 295 rooms in the W Philadelphia hotel and 460 rooms in the Element Philadelphia hotel as well as an outdoor terrace, outdoor pool, restaurant, banquet facilities, meeting rooms and retail space.
“The building will be 52 stories when it’s completed and is the result of one of the largest concrete pours in the City’s history,” said Robert Naughton, Tri-State regional manager of the NRCC. “One of the major obstacles for this project is the location of the building, which is positioned on one of the busiest intersections in the city.”