regional This is the third installment of the tower crane road trip, with Sacramento and San Diego being the first two. If these three cities are the ships Columbus sailed to the new world, Boise is definitely the Niña, but the growth is nonetheless astounding. Idaho's population has grown over 17% since 2010 (over 270,000 people), with about of 100,000 of those people moving to Boise. So it should be no surprise that the three tower cranes in Boise are busy on multi-family projects in the downtown core. These pictures are a bit old (March 5), so these cranes may have already been removed.
6th and Front Streets. Not sure who the general contractor is, but the owner's representative is Paradigm.
5th and Grove Streets. Andersen Construction is the general contractor.
The cranes for the 5th and Grove and 6th and Front projects shown together.
South 4th and West Broad Streets. The general contractor is ESI.
Bonus crawler crane on East Myrtle Street between South Avenue A and South Avenue B.
One last picture. The reason for our Boise visit was to check out Boise State University. Mission accomplished...my daughter Ella will be attending this Fall as a (wait for it)...construction management student! We are very excited for her.
Building on my previous post about running/walking from tower crane to tower crane when visiting cities, it is with bittersweet emotion that I post pictures from San Diego. My wife and I have been visiting San Diego fairly often to visit our daughter Grace while she was a student at San Diego State University. Over the past four years, most of the action seemed to be taking place in La Jolla, with major biotech projects going up one after another, along with a major four tower crane project at UC San Diego. I never visited those projects, but the pictures below are an ode to the work happening in downtown and in Mission Valley. These pictures are a little more than a month old (May 24). Six tower cranes and a bonus crawler, La Jolla excluded.
Swinerton project on Front Street. Given the surroundings, this will likely be a high rise multi-family building.
Holland Construction on behalf of Holland Group. Given Holland Group's property portfolio, this will likely also be multi-family. The Federal courthouse is in the background.
Major renovation/addition in the Gaslamp District that will be an AC Marriott. The Briad Group is the developer.
The next two projects are in the Banker's Hill neighborhood just west of Balboa Park. They look very much like multi-family projects, which would make sense given the surroundings. I cannot tell who the general contractors are.
Moving into Mission Valley, the project below is also being performed by Holland. This who area is changing with the construction of the new Aztec Stadium, which I could not get close enough to get a picture of the crawler crane on that project.
The next three pictures are bonus pictures.
Crawler crane at the Horton Plaza renovation project being run by Turner Construction.
While neither taco nor tower crane, if you are in Newport Beach, head to Bear Flag Fish Co. You will not regret it.
Lastly, congratulations Grace. Now I get to visit you in San Francisco and dragging you project sites. #prouddad
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