W/Element Hotel development project is one of the largest concrete pours in Philadelphia’s history
PHILADELPHIA, PA — The new dual-branded W Philadelphia and Element Philadelphia Hotel development project, will be the latest luxury addition to the city when it is completed in Spring 2018. The project, which is estimated to cost $240 million, currently has approximately 50 carpenters from the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) building the hotel development’s concrete superstructure. Once complete, there will be 295 rooms in the W Philadelphia hotel and 460 rooms in the Element Philadelphia hotel as well as an outdoor terrace, outdoor pool, restaurant, banquet facilities, meeting rooms and retail space. “The building will be 52 stories when it’s completed and is the result of one of the largest concrete pours in the City’s history,” said Robert Naughton, Tri-State regional manager of the NRCC. “One of the major obstacles for this project is the location of the building, which is positioned on one of the busiest intersections in the City.” Carney Construction, the project’s concrete subcontractor, used approximately 600 trucks to deliver the concrete and installed 620 tons of rebar. Additionally, 5,850 cubic yards (or a half-acre of eight-foot-deep concrete) were allocated for the building in May 2015. The general contractor on the project is Tutor Perini Corporation. About the NRCC: The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) represents nearly 40,000 hardworking men and women in Delaware and New Jersey and portions of Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania. NRCC is one of the largest trade unions on the East Coast. The NRCC equips professional men and women carpenters with the skills, training and quality workmanship that are demanded in today's construction industry.