SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Construction crews are pouring concrete at the base of what will be the tallest skyscraper in the state when it's complete.
The Astra Tower in downtown Salt Lake City will feature 40 stories with luxury apartments, and it will overshadow Utah's current tallest building, the Wells Fargo Center.
Located at 200 South and State Street, the project is expected to be complete in autumn 20224.
It's one of two major construction zones in the downtown area. The other, located a block away, recently finished hauling and pouring more than 415 truckloads of concrete. In all, crews laid down 15 million pounds of concrete in 11 hours.
Construction progress hit a hurdle in March, though, when a drill rig at the site collapsed. The machinery destroyed vehicles parked nearby and injured one of the crew members. It narrowly missed a nearby building, and an investigation found procedures for using the giant rig had not been followed.
As of July 18, the project was continuing as normal, and workers braved the rising heat to ensure concrete was being poured correctly.