Seven months ago, it was 20 degrees when community partners gathered to break ground for the 16 Tech Innovation District. Last week, it was a sweltering 90 degrees when the final steel beams were placed atop the first newly constructed office building in the district. The skyline view on Indianapolis' near northwest side has changed more than the weather, thanks to the five-story Innovation Building 1 that reached its maximum height this month.
The Browning/Davis construction team marked the milestone with a topping out ceremony on July 11. More than 100 residents, community members and construction partners joined in the celebration, as well as Innovation Building 1 tenants, the 16 Tech Community Corporation team and City-County Council President Vop Osili.
The two 10-feet-long steel beams that were placed on Innovation Building 1 were covered with signatures and well-wishes, the result of a month-long effort by the Browning/Davis team to transport the beams to neighborhood meetings, the City-County Building and to the offices of tenants and other project partners.
We are thankful to all the partners who have made their mark on this project and who joined us for the topping out celebration.