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Construction crews have gone bottoms up at The Mark, Douglas Wilson Companies' new $155 million, 32-story luxury high-rise project located just steps from Petco Park.

More than 150 cement trucks poured thousands of cubic yards of concrete into the foundation of what will become The Mark in East Village.

More than 150 cement trucks recently spent the entire day pouring 7,000 cubic yards of concrete that will serve as the foundation to the 32-story mixed-use property. As the largest cement pour ever in East Village, crews worked feverishly to fill the base of the massive 60,000-square-foot excavated site.

"The completion of the mat pour is an exciting milestone for everyone involved," said Douglas Wilson, president and CEO of the Douglas Wilson Cos. and developer of the highly acclaimed Parkloft residential project. "From this point we're headed up - 380 feet above ground to be exact. We anticipate reaching the top floor early next year."

Located in the heart of the revitalized East Village neighborhood, The Mark is expected to become a landmark among the downtown skyline. With its unique and contemporary design each unit will have amazing ocean, city or ballpark views.

Upon completion in 2007, The Mark's centerpiece will be the glass and steel tower comprised of 220 one- and two-bedroom condominiums and 13 penthouse suites. Occupying an entire city block between Eighth and Ninth avenues and Island and Market streets, the unique tower will rise above 11 spacious and stylishly appointed condominium homes with floor to ceiling windows and balconies. Eight thousand square-feet of the project will be designated for commercial /retail space making up the ground floor of the building.

The Mark continues to experience sales success and is in its second sales phase with a number of newly released units available in a variety of configurations. Units range in size from 744 to 1950 square feet and are priced from the low $400,000s to $2.1 million.

"We are thrilled with the rush of potential buyers who want to purchase at The Mark," said Peggy O'Connell, vice president of sales and marketing for The Mark. "Whether you live here part-time or year-round, the vibrancy of this city is becoming unparalleled. The Mark offers exclusive, urban lifestyle where metro style condos and townhomes are situated amidst a cosmopolitan backdrop."

According to O'Connell, The Mark is ideal for those discerning buyers who want to enjoy the comfort of luxurious living in an environment that is just a stroll away from the city's fine dining, art galleries, eclectic boutiques, cafes and exciting nightlife.

Information can be obtained at The Mark Sales Studio located at 877 Island Ave. The sales center includes a stunning model of the tower, along with displays of the spacious floor plans.

Additional information is also available by calling (619) 230-1021 or visiting www.TheMarkSanDiego.com.

Submitted by the Douglas Wilson Cos.

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