A ceremony was held this morning at the construction site of the Zirmed Gateway Towers where the top floor was poured marking the end of vertical construction on the site. Our photos are from sunny but cold last Friday (today’s photos are a little dreary), but they show the building in all its glory. The 12-story $25-million facility will house ZirMed on the first eight floors and will include condos on the upper floors.
The Zirmed Gateway Towers reflect the growth of the business behind them: the company has grown 456 percent in the last five years and has employs over 220 up from 40 just four years ago. The company will begin moving into their new building next March. The project was developed and designed by City Properties Group, but the mayor wants a little credit, too:
Zirmed is a homegrown company that is expanding rapidly—and when it needed a signature building downtown to call its own, the city was glad to step up and help with items like improving the sidewalks and offering New Market Tax Credits to help the financing.
Meanwhile, we get to watch the glass curtain creep up the concrete skeleton for the next couple months. Already, there are some nice reflections of the Glassworks (also by City Properties Group) on the Market Street curtain wall. Now that the towers are at full height, expect the tower crane to disappear in the next week or two as construction continues on the facade and interior.
In honor of the day’s special events, we’re taking a look back at out construction updates of the towers. You can find them here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here. Yeah, we love the Zirmed Gateway Towers. We’ve also dug out several photos of the tower site before construction and during its early construction days. There’ll be many more updates to come as well, this thing’s not done yet.
- Topping Off For Louisville’s Newest Downtown High-Rise (Metro Lou)
- ZirMed Charting Path For Growth (C-J)
- Special Report: Inside The Zirmed Towers (Broken Sidewalk)
- Snapshot: Zirmed Tower Gets Glassed (Broken Sidewalk)
- Snapshot: Zirmed Tower Keeps Climbing (Broken Sidewalk)
- Snapshot: Zirmed Towers Get Curtain Wall Structures (Broken Sidewalk)
- Snapshot: Zirmed Tower Update (Broken Sidewalk)
- Snapshot: Another Zirmed Tower Update (Broken Sidewalk)
- Snapshot: Yet Another Zirmed Tower Update (Broken Sidewalk)
- Snapshot: Zirmed Tower Rises (Broken Sidewalk)
Special Bonus Photos: Pre- & Early-Construction of the Zirmed Towers: