230 North Michigan Avenue — Hard Rock Hotel (Carbide & Carbon Building)

  • 30 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL
  • Commercial
  • Built: 1929
  • Restored: 2001-2003
230 North Michigan construction photo
230 North Michigan construction photo

Extensive terra cotta replacement was essential to save this façade.

230 North Michigan construction photo
230 North Michigan construction photo

Central’s artisans repair and reinstall facing materials

230 North Michigan construction photo
230 North Michigan construction photo

Temporary shoring was used in the location of a massive replacement terra cotta unit.

230 North Michigan construction photo
230 North Michigan construction photo

Years of deferred maintenance led to large areas of deteriorated masonry.

230 North Michigan construction photo
230 North Michigan construction photo

Terra cotta removal and replacement was necessary at most shelf angle locations.

230 North Michigan construction photo
230 North Michigan construction photo

An example of a replacement steel shelf angle, which supports the terra cotta façade.

230 North Michigan construction photo
230 North Michigan construction photo

Much of the brick at the southeast corner had to be removed and rebuilt.

230 North Michigan construction photo
230 North Michigan construction photo

A corner swing stage was used to rebuild the southeast corner.