(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - The Lawrenceburg Hotel and Event Center, scheduled to open in about a year, is continuing to take shape and reach skyward.
Crews are in the process of framing the nine-story hotel. The frame of the stairwell was recently erected, giving an early indication of just how tall the structure overlooking the Ohio River will be.
Bruce Tumlin with construction management firm Messer Construction says that the hotel should be framed entirely by the end of July, reaching 110 feet into the sky.
Other current work on the massive facility includes fireproofing, pouring the concrete floor on the third floor, masonry at the loading area. Most of the filling-in of area between the river levee and the building is complete.
Looking ahead in the next month or so, neighbors will see exterior masonry work, exterior framing, and completion of the decking for the fourth floor.
The $49 million, 220,000 square-foot hotel and event center at the corner of High and Walnut streets is slated to open in the first quarter of 2014. It will be owned and operated by Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg once completed, hosting conventions, concerts, and events.
Tumlin reminds downtown Lawrenceburg residents and business owners that they can call his office with any construction-related concerns: (513) 672-5000.