The tower crane for the Med Center Mega Garage under construction at the corner of Clay Street and Muhammad Ali Blvd. has been assembled and while it may not tower as high as other notable cranes (hey, the garage is only nine floors), the boom arm of the crane is a monster. The reason, of course, is that this is a mega-garage…and its site is really quite large.
Yes, 1,700 cars will fill the concrete monster when it is finished in just about 16 months. The garage fills up what once was a vast surface level parking lot and has some ground level retail space, so as far as parking garages go this one will be pretty nice.
Also pictured, the foundation work is well under way on the project. Seen above, dozens of auger-cast piles are beginning to dot the site to make way for some visible superstructure in coming weeks.