Concrete flowed over the weekend — contractors poured the mat foundation for the residential section of the Kirby Collection mixed-use development, currently under construction 1 block north of Richmond Ave. at 3200 Kirby Dr. More than 200 workers were involved in the 8-hour pour, which involved 6,000 cu. yd. of concrete and 500 tons of rebar.
Workers also left lucky Thor Equities logo coins inside the 7-ft-thick mat. A press release from Thor, the developer for the Kirby Collection, says the project is still on track to be finished by the end of 2017.
The 25-story elliptical-plan residential tower will include 7 2-story loft spaces with private yards, apparently distinct from the 7 2-story townhomes also planned along with 199 apartment units. The acre-plus pool deck south of the tower will feature cabanas, fire pits, and a bar area, Those tired of looking at the deck’s sunbathers from their window will be able to visit an area of the tower’s penthouse level that will be open to all residents as an observation deck.
- Thor Equities Begins Construction on Mixed-Use Development in Houston [Rebusiness Online]
- Previously on Swamplot: They Tore Down the Cafe Express and Funeral Bars on Kirby for This; Signs Herald Kirby Dr. Funeral Bars’ Impending Doom; The Jazzy New Bouquet of Towers Meant To Replace 4 Bars in 3 Buildings on a Kirby Block
Photo: Thor Equities