As an $11 million renovation continues at the 29-story 800 Tower City Apartments, IL took a hard hat tour of the progress on Friday. The building, at the corner of Fourth and York streets, is nearing an October completion. When it’s finished, the rental tower will offer 286 new and renovated apartments with high-end finishes.

Downstairs, the tour included a look at the refurbished lobby, resident library, conference room and theater room. Upstairs, the Sky Club area includes a fitness center, yoga area, zen garden, billiards, grilling area and integrated bar.

Jonathan Holtzman, the owner, was giving interviews on the Sky Park area, which features panoramic views of the city. “This view doesn’t exist in Louisville,” he said, looking over his shoulder. The rooftop pool, outdoor TV/movie wall, grilling area and sundeck were still under construction.

As IL previously reported, an upscale Italian restaurant also is planned for the ground floor of the building.