The Grand Groundbreaking

The project site at First Street and Grand Avenue previously held the “tinker toy” parking structure. That has been razed, and the $1 billion development is scheduled to open in 2021.

Close to 1,350 trucks will descend on Bunker Hill this week, signifying the official start of construction at Related Companies $1 billion Frank Gehry-designed mega-development The Grand. Starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 28, trucks will pour 13,478 cubic yards of concrete at the site on Grand Avenue, between First and Second streets and across from Walt Disney Concert Hall, creating the foundation for The Grand’s residential towers.

The pour is the first of two that will occur at the site and will take 15 hours and 140 workers to complete. Over 1.8 million pounds of concrete will be poured during the effort and cranes and trucks will blow their horns to celebrate the start of the pour.

Once construction is complete, two towers will be erected at the site, a 39-story and a 20-story building housing over 400 residences, an Equinox Hotel and over 176,000 square feet of retail space. The project is expected to open in 2021.