In the four months since we last checked in on the construction of Winnipeg's next tallest building, the concrete core of 300 Main has risen, with the steel floor plate quickly catching up. A webcam on the official project website keeps tabs on the construction progress, allowing prospective residents and city-building buffs to observe the building's growth through Winnipeg's dramatic seasonal shifts.
The 40-storey development is rising a block away from Portage and Main, Winnipeg's most famous intersection. Developed by Artis REIT, the building shares the block with another of the company's real estate assets, the 30-storey 360 Main. A glass recladding of the 1979-built tower, currently the third-tallest in the city, was completed in 2018.
300 Main will introduce 400 apartments, office space and street-oriented retail to Winnipeg's business district. The building will have direct access to the existing three-level underground parking garage and the city's walkway system. Residents will be able to partake in a number of on-site activities, with amenities including a fitness centre, games room, outdoor common area, and a 40th floor lounge.
Soaring to a height of 142 metres, 300 Main will replace the 128-metre-tall 201 Portage office tower as Winnipeg's new tallest building. The Postmodern 201 Portage has held onto that distinction since 1990.