Washington, DC, November 16, 2001
- J.D. Long Masonry has been awarded the contract for the
masonry work on the Georgetown Incinerator project located
in Washington DC's historic Georgetown neighborhood. The
533,000 square foot facility project offers a mixture of
residential and commercial uses which will include The Ritz
Carlton Hotel, Loews Theaters, retail shops and an underground
600 space parking structure.
In addition to the masonry work on the new
multi-building complex, J.D. Long Masonry has been selected
to restore historical structures that were once a working
incinerator and smokestack. The historic residence of Georgetown's
first mayor will also be restored and incorporated with
the project as a presidential suite. The masonry scope for
this project includes an accelerated schedule to construct
the three new buildings simultaneously through the winter
months. The new construction includes over 560,000 face
brick and 150,000 concrete masonry units.
The design for the brick skin of the new
structures incorporates three different brick colors and
multiple special shaped brick to achieve the Architects
intended design criteria. The project site perimeter is
flanked on all four sides by busy streets, one of which
is located under an elevated freeway. When complete the
two residential buildings will tower above the freeway and
overlook the waterfront parks located on the other side.
In order to achieve our partners' goals JD
Long Masonry has agreed to procure special equipment, custom
selected for this project's many site constraints and obstacles.
Our management team has been hand selected in preparation
for this project's challenges. Masonry work on this project
is currently underway and scheduled to be completed mid