The Empire Apartments
The Empire Apartment complex is a $106 million development that will include 723 apartments and 10,000-sf of retail space in Pittsburgh’s North Oakland neighborhood. McCrossin was subcontracted to install 105 caissons ranging from 36 to 72 inches in diameter and 40 to 50 feet in length. The difficult onsite soil and groundwater conditions required that large temporary casings be vibrated in order to facilitate the drilling and concreting of the caissons. Two drilling crews worked in tight quarters in order to meet the aggressive project schedule.