The 23-story tower rises above older residences in University City. Photo by Chris Jennewein

Construction workers on Friday topped out a luxury apartment building that will be the tallest structure in University City when it opens next summer.

Contractor Suffolk completed the concrete pour on the top floor of the 23-story, 240-foot high building, which is being erected adjacent to Westfield UTC and represents the mall operator’s first residential development.

Nicholas Rumanes, senior vice president of development for Unibail-Radamco-Westfield, said the apartment units will have panoramic views of the ocean, the mountains and even the runways at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

The building features units ranging in size from studios to three bedrooms, all with private balconies. Amenities include a resort-style pool, fitness center, 24-hour concierge and rooftop lounge.

“The amenities available at Westfield UTC’s residential tower will be quite unlike anything else in the local community,” said Rumanes.

“The tower will also provide unparalleled easy access to Westfield UTC’s world-class shopping, dining, health and wellness services, entertainment, and so much more,” he added.

Rents have not yet been set for the building, and its name has not been publicly revealed.

The building was designed by San Diego-based JWDA Architects and will be managed by Greystar Development.

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Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.