A LASTING ASSET FOR CLEARWATER
Construction has been going vertical since the basement substructure was in place. Beers Construction Company, an Atlanta-based firm with offices in Tampa, was contracted to construct the shell and core of the facility. This was taken over recently by SKANSKA, European company.
“With a project this massive, we are fortunate to have so many excellent local firms involved,” said Bob Wright, the Church’s project manager for the new building. Quality Steel, Puleos Concrete and Walter P. Moore Structural Engineers were among other Tampa firms mentioned by Wright as having done superior quality work on the construction so far.
As the exterior of the building nears completion, work will be started on the interiors, which will take about a year to complete. Wright said that most of the inside walls, interior painting, carpet-laying and interior design work will be done by parishioners who want to contribute to their new building.
“The building will be as beautiful in inside as it is outside. In 50 or 100 years from now, it will still be a classic,” said Wright. “And it will always be an asset to downtown Clearwater.”
While construction of the Flag Building in the 200 block of South Fort Harrison is ongoing, members of the community are invited to view the work-in-progress from the 10th floor of the Fort Harrison Hotel, as part of hotel tours. Call (727) 467-6860 for more information.