Update: Demolition starts at Link site in The Triangle

(Photo courtesy Harbor Properties)
As reported here yesterday, construction is beginning for Link, Harbor Properties‘ 200-unit, 14,000-square-foot-commercial building along a block of 38th running north from Alaska (map). Harbor says the former school building in the photo above and the former auto shop on the site’s south end will both be demolished over the next 10 days; other equipment, including excavation gear, will arrive within a week; the big “tower crane” should be up by mid-January; construction is projected to last about 17 months. ADDED 1:30 PM: Teardown work started on the north side almost simultaneously – here’s how it looked by midmorning:

We have a few more project details to add shortly, after a followup chat with Harbor execs.

13 Replies to "Update: Demolition starts at Link site in The Triangle"

  • JenV November 23, 2009 (9:43 am)

    TR – any idea who the GC is on this project? Thanks!

  • WSB November 23, 2009 (10:13 am)

    Exxel Pacific

  • JenV November 23, 2009 (10:32 am)


  • OP November 23, 2009 (10:39 am)

    Even money says it ends up being a big old hole like the one down the street. *sigh*

  • WSB November 23, 2009 (10:43 am)

    Never say never but there is a difference here. The original developer of the “big old hole” site had not built anything here before nor anything quite like that project. Harbor has a track record – not only with mixed use elsewhere in the city, but they recently completed Mural (WSB sponsor) across from Jefferson Square. I say this only if anyone is looking for reassurance … and as we covered the story of them pursuing and securing the financing, they had to meet a lot of tough tests, the story goes … TR

  • TK November 23, 2009 (11:57 am)

    Probably non-union? Great, all the foreigners will be having a good Christmas while their wives spend their 900 dollars a month on food stamps for their Christmas dinner. Wonderful!

  • WSB November 23, 2009 (12:26 pm)

    I don’t have that information handy (though am following up with various questions) but wondering, is there a particular reason you have reason to believe it’s non-union?

  • JenV November 23, 2009 (12:33 pm)

    I can assure you at least the tower crane will be a union gig. And I am sure the rest of the trades will be union as well.

  • WSB November 23, 2009 (1:02 pm)

    I just spoke with Harbor executives. Some union labor, some non-union. “Open shop,” is the term they used – TR

  • OP November 23, 2009 (1:05 pm)

    Well, that IS reassuring, WSB! Thanks for the follow up.

  • JanS November 23, 2009 (5:55 pm)

    JenV…..when do we get that guy of yours on a crane on this side of the bridge?

  • Neighbor November 27, 2009 (12:02 pm)

    Does anyone know if the dry cleaner is staying? I see the fence is backed up to it but in the pictures it appears that the Link building will be to the street’s edge.

  • WSB November 27, 2009 (12:09 pm)

    The project does NOT include the dry cleaner etc. lot. Only the former school site + former Huling shop site – TR

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