Lisa Collins has this week’s construction update.
Once completed, the Dallas City Performance Hall will serve as a home for the dozens of performing arts organizations in Dallas with no official performance space. The building’s massive concrete walls have taken up the majority of construction efforts since its groundbreaking. The concrete walls must be poured on-site, so the freezing temperatures put a hold on construction.
Although remedies exist, such as adding hot water or using a heating element beneath, those treatments can be costly, especially for a city-funded project on a tight budget.
Despite the minor setback, McCarthy employees worked weekends to make up for lost time and are currently in coordination meetings to get back on schedule.
“This week is a big focus on getting our pours accomplished,” said McCarthy’s project manager Wesley Moncrief. “We’re hitting our dates on what we want to pour, permitting the weather’s good for us.” –Lisa Collins