Post #242: Chick-fil-A, you ain’t seeing nothing happening

Posted on April 16, 2019

My guess is that the pace of construction will pick up sometime around mid-May.

This is one of a series of posts that is usually titled “You ain’t seen nothing yet.”  (You can use the category search here to find them.)  Normally, the point is that, a) the building is still getting bigger, and b) even as big as it is, it’s tiny compared to 444 Maple West/Tequila Grande or to Vienna Market/Marco Polo.

But as I drove past that yesterday, thinking of the next installment in that series of posts, I noticed that … not much had changed since I last photographed it on 2/10/2019.  Even though there is more to be built, the structure isn’t markedly bigger than it was back then.  Things have just kind of … stopped.  As far as the size of the building goes.

In particular, I’m waiting for the third tower to go up, because the peak of the roof of that tower reaches the full 62’+ that MAC allows.  When that goes up, we’ll finally get some real-world sense of how tall these MAC buildings are going to be.

But for the time being, it looks like construction has more-or-less ceased. Or, at least, slowed to a crawl.

No idea why.  Last week, I heard one complaint about how long the Maple Avenue sidewalk had been closed on that side of the road.  Based on the current pace of construction, it will be closed for quite a while yet.

In any event, I’ve heard a lot of people comment on the size of that building.  And every time I hear that, I remind them that the building is going to get bigger yet.  But at this point, it looks like I’m going to have to Photoshop on that third tower, if I’m going to use that as an example of how large MAC buildings may be.  For some reason, they don’t seem to be in any hurry to construct the full shell of it.  And until they do, I can’t point to it and say,  that’s how tall these MAC buildings will be.

Instead, I have to keep saying, you ain’t seen nothing yet.