UCSD Theater District Building 5 Tops Out

Largo topped out on Building 5 at the Theater District Living and Learning Neighborhood this month. At 17 total levels, Building 5 is one of two stand-alone high-rises at the $550m mega development planned to house 2,000 students. Three more mid-rise structures rise from the podium deck of a four level parking structure holding 1,200 stalls. All superstructure elements were constructed using type 1L concrete and remain exposed as the prominent architectural feature of the building.

Level 1 has a floor-to-floor height of 20ft, L2 a height of 14ft, and 10ft levels from L3 to the roof. Forming systems included a self-climbing core by Forming Concepts and truss tables by Doka. To make the 8 month schedule our teams operated on a 6-day cycle for the typical levels. In total, 956 tons of rebar, 248,500LF of PT cable, and 10,650CY were placed in Building 5. Largo is working with general contractor Kitchell Contractors, HKS Architects and Walter P. Moore structural engineers.

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