After months of digging through tough limestone and laying the foundation for the 5 level garage and the resident private garages within the garage, Bleu Ciel is rising into the sky and making its ascent to the full 33 stories. Read the full story from Dallas Business Journal's Candace Carlisle below:


It's taken about 16 months for the Dallas-based development firm Harwood International to get ready to head sky high with its 33-story, ultra-luxury residential skyscraper, but that's just what the firm plans to do in the next week or so.

The rocky site at the northwest corner of Wolf and McKinnon streets has been completely dug out and is ready for the skyscraper, called Bleu Ciel.

So far, Harwood has put seven homes under contract in the last seven days, Jessica Young, a spokeswoman for Harwood International, told the Dallas Business Journal.

"Our housing team — Harwood Living — is ahead of the game," said Young, who said Bleu Ciel will have approximately 158 homes (depending on finish out) within the skyscraper.

The developer has been working on the site, readying it to go vertical ever since December 2014.

Along with condo homes, Bleu Ciel will also have a gourmet grocer, juice bar and bike shop on the ground-floor level of the tower. At the top of the skyscraper, Bleu Ciel will have a two-story diving pool with open views of downtown Dallas.

This will be the Dallas development firm's second condo tower within the European-style community, called the Harwood District, adjacent to Uptown. Harwood's first condo tower — the Azure — proved successful and prompted development plans for Bleu Ciel.

Harwood CEO Gabriel Barbier-Mueller said he hopes Bleu Ciel will bring more walkability and a sense of community to this part of Dallas.

The architect of the project is Jean-Michel Wilmotte of Wilmotte & Associes S.A. in Paris. Harwood International plans to start vertical construction on Thursday, April 7.

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