|One of the most exciting and iconic projects in the City of Atlanta’s booming Old Fourth Ward neighborhood has moved a major step closer to completion. On March 23, the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation and Winter Johnson FS360, a joint venture, celebrated “topping out” of the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center. The topping out event took place at the new recreation center construction site on Hilliard Avenue and feted the placement of the top beam and the completion of the facility’s superstructure.
Attendees at the topping out were treated to virtual reality stations where they could try on Winter Johnson FS360 full-immersion VR goggles and get a 360-degree view of the completed gymnasium. City of Atlanta officials, subcontractors, and construction staff experienced an aerial tour of the site via drone-recorded video footage and a “way-finding-point” tour offering participants the ability to see what the completed space will look like on mobile tablets.
The design-build project, let by Winter Johnson FS360, will fill the void that the closing of the original Martin Luther King, Jr. Natatorium left when it closed in 2012. Situated between the King Memorial MARTA station and the Edgewood Avenue corridor, the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center promises to become a focal point for the area’s dynamic and growing neighborhoods. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center will offer visitors top-notch recreation facilities. Specific features will include:
The forthcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center is one of many recreation centers and pools built by Winter Construction and the other entities of the Winter Johnson FS360 joint venture. “Our team is thrilled at the progress we’ve made on this much-anticipated project. We are proud and honored to be a part of creating this much-needed center and continuing to serve the Atlanta community,” says CEO of Winter Construction and a Managing Partner of Winter Johnson Group, Brent Reid.
|About Winter Johnson FS360:
Winter Johnson FS360, a tri-venture, is comprised of Winter Construction, Johnson Construction Services, and FS360. Winter Construction is a privately owned and operated Atlanta-based commercial construction management and general contracting company. Johnson Construction Services is a minority-owned contracting company based in Atlanta. FS 360 is a minority-owned Atlanta-based industrial construction company. Winter Johnson Group provides construction and environmental services to clients in the hospitality, retail, government, education, corporate/office, religious, healthcare, historic restoration, industrial, and multifamily markets in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. For more information visit: www.winterjohnsongroup.com
News courtesy of Winter Johnson FS360.