500 W. 2nd Street Makes Austin Construction History

  • Apr 24, 2015

Austin’s Largest Continuous Concrete Pour Featured 10,680 Cubic Yards of Concrete

500 W. 2nd Street, the 29-story, 500,000 square foot office tower located at San Antonio and 2nd Street reached a significant construction milestone over the weekend and made history in the process.

To lay the foundation for 500 W. 2nd Street, construction manager The Beck Group coordinated downtown Austin’s largest-ever continuous concrete foundation pour, placing more than 10,680 cubic yards of concrete in just over 24 hours. The monumental foundation slab is over 9 feet deep and holds more than 1,200 tons of rebar support. The office tower will soon begin vertical construction, with two tower cranes to erect on site within the next two weeks.

Trammell Crow Company and Principal Real Estate Investors owns and is developing the project, along with its first phase. Gensler is the project architect and The Beck Group is the construction manager.