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Orion Construction 'topping off' 15-story Warner Building downtown

August 2, 2018
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A rendering of the 15-story Warner Building and adjacent 12-story Hyatt Place. Courtesy Orion Construction

Orion Construction is hosting a “topping-off” ceremony next week for the 15-story Warner Building in downtown Grand Rapids.

The ceremony, at 150 Ottawa Ave. NW, will begin at 11 a.m. on Aug. 9 and include placement of a Christmas tree, American flag and signing of the last structural beam by the Orion team and city staff before it’s hoisted into place.

The topping-off ceremony signifies the last structural steel beam being placed. Some miscellaneous steel work, including minor interior and staircase work, will go on through the following week.

The $55-million Warner Building will encompass 291,549 square feet and include a seven-story parking deck.

Construction is expected to wrap up next spring.

The tower will be occupied by a couple key tenants, the Grand Rapids-based law firm Warner Norcross + Judd and Detroit-based Chemical Bank. Grand Rapids-based Orion also said an unnamed restaurant will occupy space on the ground floor.

The Business Journal previously covered the project’s groundbreaking, which included the adjacent 12-story Hyatt Place hotel, in June 2017.

The architect on the project is Ghafari’s Concept Design, and financing is through Chemical Bank.

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