Ithaca Marriott Construction Update, 6/2016

16 06 2016

The Marriott is moving right along. Ten stories of reinforced concrete topped out at the beginning of May, with the mechanical penthouse being the last component. Exterior steel stud walls have been erected, fire-proof gypsum sheathing is being installed, and the black waterproofing material has been sprayed all along the front (east) face, and most of the back (west). Work on the brick veneer is steadily progressing up the north and south faces. The first floor facing South Aurora will have a stone veneer, while the top floor and the overhanging portion of the west face will use a few different shades of grey Nichiha fiber cement panels.

Work is also continuing inside as well – interior stud walls, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. Specialty projects such as utilities are typically handled by various sub-contractors selected from bids.

In case you missed it, I did an interview with contractor W.H. Lane Inc. about the project for the Voice here. Plans still call for an August 23rd opening. During a debate on diversity at the latest city PEDC meeting, TCAD’s Heather McDaniel mentioned that Marriott has already hired four staff for the new hotel, of which three are women, including the general manager.

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16 06 2016
Ex-Ithacan

It’s great to see the progress. And thanks for all the pics (that Seneca parking garage comes in handy, eh?). I like the shots from Green street too.

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