MidPointe Crossing Complex /Swifton Commons Mall

Bond Hill, OH

Scope of Work:

Asbestos Abatement, Environmental Remediation, Structural Demolition, Selective Demolitoin, Excavation/Site Work, Concrete Restoration, Roof System Installation, Storm Drains, Railings, Recycling

Project Detail:

O’Rourke Wrecking Company was the prime contractor for the structural demolition and asbestos abatement of a 500,000 SF dilapidated and crime ridden shopping mall in preparation for future site redevelopment. Originally constructed in 1956, Swifton Commons was built as an open air retail complex that, in keeping with the time period, included a 10,000 person capacity bomb shelter that was incorporated into the lower level. Demolition work was sequenced and executed as to not disrupt the directly adjacent and occupied Hamilton County Community Action Agency. Follow-up new construction work coordinated by O’Rourke Wrecking Company included concrete restoration and in-fill, roof system installation, storm drains, railing, and other misc. site improvements installed along the portion of the building scheduled to O’Rourke Wrecking Company helped coordinate the media event with the City of Cincinnati’s Mayor and other local officials, including the Port Authority’s President to say the final goodbye and hello to the new MidPointe Crossing. Once completed, a 400,000 SF office/retail/residential development will stand on the site. While managing the demolition of Swifton Commons, O’Rourke Wrecking Company offered a series of five (5) training sessions held at the MidPointe Crossing site for a select group of students in the Building Technologies program at Woodward Career Technical High School located in the neighborhood. In each training session the students spent an hour of classroom training followed by an hour of hands-on training at the site. Throughout the course, students learned about heavy equipment operations, safety hazards, equipment inspections and demolition techniques led by an O’Rourke Project Manager. The students gained hands-on experience and training in cutting torch operations for steel cutting as well as training on maintenance and operation of an 80,000-pound hydraulic excavator. They were given the opportunity to operate the machine under the watchful eye of an O’Rourke Superintendent. These training classes were the first of its kind offered at the Woodward Career Technical High School in an effort to attract young adults into the construction field