Improved elastomer and adhesive qualities broadened the use of modern sealants and enabled more durable applications.
Ornate cupolas at the four corners of the tower posed a scaffolding challenge.
Built in the 1920's as the American Furniture Mart, the massive structure was among the largest single-use buildings in the world. Transformed sixty years later into a multi-use residential and commercial building, the ownership groups began a multi-year program of restoration of the structure's brick and ornate terra cotta trim façades.
Central has been the façade rehabilitation contractor, responsible for masonry and terra cotta repair, replacement and reconstruction and for replacement or rehabilitation of deteriorated underlying supporting steel elements.