3500 North Lake Shore Drive — Cornelia Apartments

  • 3500 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL
  • Residential
  • Built: 1927
  • Restored: 2012-2013
3500 North Lake Shore Drive construction photo
3500 North Lake Shore Drive construction photo

Areas of the brick, stone and terra cotta building were distressed and in need of repair, including grinding and tuckpointing the masonry mortar joints.

3500 North Lake Shore Drive construction photo
3500 North Lake Shore Drive construction photo

The profile of the cornice was revealed when a large terra cotta unit was removed.

3500 North Lake Shore Drive construction photo
3500 North Lake Shore Drive construction photo

An example of a terra cotta window head that was removed.

3500 North Lake Shore Drive construction photo
3500 North Lake Shore Drive construction photo

A view looking up the south façade of the building.

3500 North Lake Shore Drive construction photo
3500 North Lake Shore Drive construction photo

Rusting ornamental railings were removed and restored while Central performed its masonry work.

3500 North Lake Shore Drive construction photo
3500 North Lake Shore Drive construction photo

Central installed the restored railings using a new anchoring system.

3500 North Lake Shore Drive construction photo
3500 North Lake Shore Drive construction photo

The heavily deteriorated terra cotta pediment above the main entrance, prior to restoration.

3500 North Lake Shore Drive construction photo
3500 North Lake Shore Drive construction photo

The main entrance pediment, following restoration.