Summer House building in Stamford tops at 250 feet

By Bill Fallon

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Representatives of the F.D. Rich Co. and Erland Construction gathered with more than 100 subcontractors recently to celebrate the topping off of the Summer House project at 184 Summer St. in downtown Stamford.

The ceremony signified the end of steel construction, with the project reaching its ultimate height of 22 stories.

Summer House in Stamford.
Summer House in Stamford.

At 250 feet tall, Summer House is set to become the city’s tallest residential building. It is composed of 226 apartments; a five-level garage; and a 23rd-floor rooftop terrace featuring grills, outdoor seating and entertaining space with views of the Long Island Sound.

The topping included remarks by Thomas Rich, president and CEO of Stamford-based F.D. Rich, along with Eric Greene, vice president and regional manager of Erland Construction. Attendees also signed a steel beam that was then raised into place.

“It’s very exciting to reach this point in a project’s development and have Summer House truly begin to become part of the downtown Stamford skyline,” Rich said. “Congratulations to all of the subcontractors who have worked diligently to get us to this point.”

“As the construction manager on this type of project, it is really all about the team effort,” said Greene, whose company builds throughout New England. “Today celebrates the hard work of all the tradesmen, now numbering nearly 120 each day, whose efforts have helped us reach this important milestone.”

The architect is Lessard Design of Vienna, Va., and Erland Construction is the construction manager on the project. Construction began in 2013 and initial occupancy is expected for August.

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Bill Fallon
Bill Fallon is editor of the Fairfield County Business Journal. He has worked at Westfair Communications for more than five years, previously editing an upstate New York daily and a national motorcycle magazine in Nevada. He attended Iona Prep in New Rochelle, N.Y., and the University of Virginia.

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