The Challenge: Demolish 5 buildings on North Wabash Avenue in Chicago, save their historic facades, and integrate those facades into a new 57 floor tower.
The Solution: Survey the existing structural and masonry backup conditions exposed by the demolition of the original facade. Prepare shop drawings integrating the existing structural conditions with the architect’s design intent. Prepare GFRC panel layout, shop tickets and frame design drawings for fabrication.
The Result: A GFRC panel facade which replicates the appearance of the original facade