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The facility also is unique since it stands
four stories but has a relatively small
footprint. During the process, "We cast the
exterior brick into the panels," Roberts recalls. "Once we did that and stood the panels
up, the exterior was done.
'We look out
over a quality
"It's a good looking building with its
architectural features," he says, noting that
the project was recognized with the 26th
Annual Tilt-up Achievement Award from
the Tilt-Up Concrete Association.
Although Reeves Young was initially
contracted for the building's core and shell,
"We've also been given some of the tenant
build-out, which will carry on past January," he says, noting that the Braves have
already leased space in the structure.
In addition to the team occupying an
office, its tenants will include 680 The Fan,
a local FM station "that's affiliated with the
Braves," Roberts describes. "They've also
leased space to SunTrust."
It also connects to a parking lot that
the company is building nearby, separate from the deck. "When it's all said
and done, it'll have 817 spaces," he says,
noting that both the bridge and lot will be
finished in March 2017.
Reeves Young also has taken on several
infrastructure jobs for the Braves at the new
stadium. "With all this new construction going on, there were some gaps," he says. "The
Braves are giving us the gaps as they arise."
For the Braves
Safe and Sound
Reeves Young's other projects for the
Braves include a five-level parking deck
with 395 parking spaces, which is the third
component of the entertainment block.
"We're about 80 percent done with that,"
The company also is building a pedestrian bridge, which has been broken up into
two 170-foot-long spans. "The bridge brings
offsite pedestrian traffic from across Interstate-75 onto the Braves Stadium property,"
Reeves Young has maintained a strong
safety record on its projects for the Atlanta
Braves. "We can proudly say that we've had
no lost-time accidents on this," Roberts
says. "We've even had no minor accidents
on the projects.
"That's just part of a culture you establish
as a company," he says, noting that this
achievement is especially significant when
considering that there are several large general contractors on site. "The whole complex
is divvied up between multiple general
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