Clark Tops Out The Wharf Skyline

November 21, 2016
WASHINGTON – This past weekend, Clark’s project team completed the final structural concrete pour at The Wharf’s Parcel 2, a 501-unit apartment building with a music hall located on the first five levels. With this milestone, the team has topped out all four parcels which make up most of the Hoffman-Madison mega mixed-use community along the Potomac River. 
 
The Parcel 2 building is the most unique structure on the Southwest Waterfront. When The Wharf opens next October, one of the main attractions will be the building’s 6,000 capacity music hall. The team took years to plan and engineer the building’s unique design prior to the project breaking ground. As part of the design-build process, the project team engineered the plaza’s concrete slab and 2,000-foot-long bulkhead to withstand the weight of a 300-ton crane used to place the 1,500 tons of structural steel to construct the music hall. Once the steel structure was complete, the team installed a two-inch expansion joint and 175,000 concrete masonry units to acoustically isolate the hall from the apartment units, and the hundreds of residents who will be living on top and around the concert venue. 
 
In addition to Parcel 2, the project team has already topped out a Class-A office building, a condominium and apartment building, and The Wharf Intercontinental Hotel.
 
Clark Concrete, a self-perform division of Clark Construction, spearheaded concrete operations, placing 55,000 cubic yards of concrete to construct The Wharf’s skyline. The construction of the 19-acre complex has already required 1.5 million man hours to reshape the shores of the Potomac River. When complete, The Wharf will transform the city’s waterfront. The nearly mile-long neighborhood in the heart of the Nation’s Capital will feature high-end residential apartments with rooftop amenity spaces, 225,000 square feet of Class-A office space, a 12-story luxury hotel, and a 98-slip marina pier jutting into the Washington Channel.
 
With concrete operations complete, the project team has turned their attention to completing the buildings’ envelopes, interiors, and focusing on achieving substantial completion, which is scheduled for October 2017.