1600 North Milwaukee Avenue

  • 1600 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Commercial
  • Built: 1929
  • Restored: 2014-2016
1600 N Milwaukee Photo
1600 N Milwaukee Photo

A rubber tarp covered the brick and limestone parapet for several years.

1600 N Milwaukee Photo
1600 N Milwaukee Photo

Prior to restoration, temporary steel helped stabilize the parapet.

1600 N Milwaukee Photo
1600 N Milwaukee Photo

Spalling and cracked limestone could be found throughout the exterior.

1600 N Milwaukee Photo
1600 N Milwaukee Photo

Bowing of the veneer brick could be observed on the rear elevations of the tower.

1600 N Milwaukee Photo
1600 N Milwaukee Photo

Wire mesh covered and stabilized the bowing brick until repairs could be made.

1600 N Milwaukee Photo
1600 N Milwaukee Photo

Deteriorated concrete spandrels were in dire need of repair.

1600 N Milwaukee Photo
1600 N Milwaukee Photo

Mast climbers and swingstages were used to access the facades during restoration.

1600 N Milwaukee Photo
1600 N Milwaukee Photo

Deteriorated steel shelf angles, which support the veneer brick, were replaced with new, stronger steel.