Jacobsen Construction


SALT LAKE CITY —Jose Martinez comes to the Astra Tower jobsite each day looking forward to when he can point up to the finished high-rise with pride. 

“This is a great project because it’s one of those buildings that you’ll remember for the rest of your life and be proud to show your kids,” said Martinez, a concrete superintendent with Jacobsen Construction. 

Martinez and his colleagues took a moment to reflect on the significance of their work as they enjoyed a Taco Tuesday lunch made by Tacos Don Rafa for a March 21 worker appreciation event organized by project owner and developer Kensington Investment Company (KIC). KIC also hosted a similar worker appreciation event on the jobsite in December, when they served pizza to the project crews. 

“Events like this make this an enjoyable jobsite to be on,” said Lance Miller, a concrete carpenter foreman with Jacobsen. “We feel like we’ve got a lot of support.” 

At 40 stories and 450 feet tall, Astra Tower will take luxury living to new heights in Salt Lake City when completed. Tenants in its 372 high-end residences at 200 S. State Street will enjoy best-in-class amenities, expansive views of the Salt Lake Valley and immediate walking distance access to downtown’s best experiences. 

“This is my first time working on a high-rise as impressive as this, and I’ve already learned a lot,” Miller said. “Constructing the tallest building in the city is an exciting thing to take responsibility for, and it’s fast-paced work.” 

The project team expects to pour the 22nd floor of the high-rise by the end of March. Jacobsen, KIC and project architect HKS celebrated Astra Tower’s groundbreaking in January 2022; its completion is scheduled near the end of 2024.