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Construction Update: August 2017

One City Center Tops Off

The building has officially topped off! Glass continues to be installed throughout the residential tower. Masonry continues to be installed along each façade of the podium – including the reconstruction of the historic façades on Parrish St. and Main St., and glass installation will begin along these façades shortly. Framing of the units is also underway, along with mechanical and electrical rough-ins throughout the building.

Stay tuned on our blog for more updates!

Overnight Concrete Pour in Downtown Durham

Video: One City Center Concrete Pour

Check out video from an overnight concrete pour at Durham's One City Center with Chandler Concrete Company and Lithko Contracting. Starting at Midnight and wrapping up by 6:30am, the team placed 890 cubic yards of concrete.

Durham Construction Update :: February 2017

We're rising quickly in Downtown Durham! Below are photos from the future 6th floor amenity level taken on February 15, 2017. 

The 6th floor will offer residents an outdoor retreat landscaped to create a private oasis in the sky, beautiful city panoramas of Downtown Durham, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a convenient dog park, expansive greenway, fire pits and built-in grill.

Stay tuned on our blog for more updates...this is just the beginning!

6th Floor at One City Center

Coming soon!

Durham Construction Update :: December 2016

Underground Tour at One City Center

One City Center is starting to go vertical in Downtown Durham. The ground floor retail space and a section of the future office space have been poured, but there's still a lot going on behind the scenes deep below the streets of Durham.

Check out our December Durham Construction Update where we take you underground through a maze of scaffolding, concrete slabs, loud noises and the future home of the One City Center parking level.

If you're construction and engineering fans like we are, you're going to dig this!

Transforming Downtown Durham

Present & Future Progress

2016 has been a busy year for the construction crews at One City Center in Downtown Durham. We broke ground, dug a gigantic hole (thank you for being patient with us!), and have made a lot of progress along the way. Concrete for the underground parking deck, ground floor retail space, and a section of the future office space have been poured...and things are going up fast!

Below is a look at the progress our crews have made this year and what we look forward to sharing with Downtown Durham in the near future. The 'present' photo (drag right) is from December 2016 and the 'future' photo (drag left) is an artist rendering of the completed project. 

Can't wait to showoff our progress in 2017!

Drag white arrows left and right to see the present and future progress at the One City Center in Downtown Durham.


Durham Construction Update :: November 2016

Winter is coming, but that doesn't mean construction is slowing down in Downtown Durham. One City Center's foundation has been poured and the ground floor of 28 stories is beginning to take shape. 

Below are photos from the One City Center construction site taken on November 18, 2016. The concrete underground parking deck has been built. Crews are now preparing to pour the first concrete slab above the future ground floor and retail space. Crews are forming and pouring columns, installing shoring and laying rebar for pouring the concrete slabs.

With each passing day and every concrete slab poured, we get more excited and inspired about the future of Downtown Durham NC. One City Center is going up fast, so we'll be sure to keep you updated along the way. 

Perched in the vibrant city center, One City Center will be the most desirable place to live, work and shop in the southeast. One, two and three bedroom luxury condos in Durham will offer high-rise, high-end living never before seen in RTP. With over 130,000 square feet of leasable Class A office space, One City Center will offer a premier environment for professionals and businesses in the city's thriving downtown district. Our friends at Duke University have signed on and we look forward to many more innovative companies joining the One City Center family. 

Over 20,000 square feet of prime retail space in Durham will offer new shopping and dining options catered to the growing needs of Downtown Durham's workforce, residents, and visitors alike. 109 luxury apartments for rent will offer large private outdoor balconies, beautiful panoramic views of Durham and a one-of-a-kind amenities like the 28th floor rooftop pool. 

Have any questions about One City Center? Want to be a part of Downtown Durham's thriving renaissance? Contact us today, we'd love to hear from you! 

One City Center's Foundation Takes Shape

After weeks of prepping the site, moving dirt and pouring concrete, One City Center's foundation is beginning to take shape. In just a matter of weeks we'll start going vertical! 

Sales of the condominiums at The Residences at One City Center are going very well -- Nineteen of the twenty-two condos are under contract. Thank you to all our neighbors as we continue on our construction journey in Downtown Durham!