There’s an iconic building going up in Fort Wayne.
One city block in the northeast Indiana city is radically redeveloping, from an area once characterized by urban decay to a $110 million makeover featuring Ash Skyline Plaza and a twelve-story structure known as Skyline Tower. FrameCo joined with local builder Weigand Construction to assist on the latter venture, whose projected 2018 opening is garnering widespread enthusiasm in the city.
Designed by architects Design Collaborative, this project will feature 124 high-end apartments (and we mean high-end: think luxury plank flooring, controlled security access, and a private one-acre park fifty feet above street level) sitting atop two levels of retail and office space totaling 170,000 square feet.
“…the project features 124 high-end apartments (and we mean high-end: think luxury
plank flooring, controlled security access, and aprivate one-acre park fifty feet
above street level).”
The progress can be witnessed live on the site cam now as panels are being swung into place: FrameCo fabricated nearly 70,000 square feet of interior and exterior walls spanning from levels 5 to 12 as well as parapets. To accommodate onsite delays, our team securely wrapped seventeen fully-loaded trailers of panels against the weather and stored them at our shop for over three months.
The pain is worth the gain: Skyline Tower is projected to bring nearly seventy professionals into Fort Wayne and greatly assist the One Million initiative, a plan that seeks to grow the northeast Indiana population to 1 million people over the next 15 years. Thinking big and building well- it’s just what we do at FrameCo.