We walked by the ZirMed Towers at the corner of Ninth Street and market Street a couple days ago and thought the building looked like it was almost done. We knew from our exclusive visit inside the construction site in February that the ZirMed Corporation offices would be done first, and today the C-J confirmed that the move-in has officially begun in the office level floors.
Later, a parking garage will be built adjacent to the tower with sidewalk retail and a landscaped courtyard will form the grand entrance to the Towers. City Properties Group, developers of the ZirMed Towers, plan to expand their Glassworks District in the future for blocks around. Plans are always changing with the changing economy, but tentative plans for the area include building another building of similar on the opposite corner of the same block.
We appreciate how the ZirMed Towers push the boundaries of Downtown and lend mass to the grand Ron Wilkins Boulevard – Ninth Street Corridor. In an area characterized mostly by expansive surface level parking lots, new construction is always welcome.
What in the world happened to this building? Those extremely wide, tan-colored columns that go down the sides look horrible. The east side of this building, that faces downtown, looks awful. I'm really disappointed. I thought this one was going to look much better. Should have went with glass all around.
It looks like a case of waa waa waa … what was there before the tower? Maybe there was a shift in design; albeit the tower is appealing, fresh and adds a true blue (okay… and plain concrete) complement to the district … Its good to see fresh …