Caydon tops out Midtown tower
Australian developer Caydon celebrated the topping out of its 27-story apartment tower at 2850 Fannin in Midtown on Thursday, a little more than a year after breaking ground.
Hoar Construction, as general contractor, reached the final height of the 357-unit building, designed by Houston-based Ziegler Cooper Architects.
The project, the first in the U.S. for Melbourne-based Caydon, broke ground in November 2017. Since then, about 425 tons of concrete has been poured, which is almost 5½ times as heavy as a space shuttle, Hoar Construction said.
“We put a great deal of thought and effort into our first U.S. residential tower to ensure it captures the essence of the location and it complements the surrounding community,” Caydon chief operating officer Derrek LeRouax said in an announcement. “To be topping out 2850 Fannin is a tremendous achievement, and Hoar Construction worked diligently to bring our vision to life. This momentous milestone brings us one step closer in creating a destination for people to live, work, play and visit, adding to the lively spirit of Midtown.”
Located by Midtown Park along the MetroRail, the tower will have European-style interiors, resort-style amenities, a fitness center and yoga studio, a dog park and a retail plaza. Opening is planned in summer 2019.