A view of delaminated concrete prior to Central's project.
Initial demolition of the delaminated concrete to install new concrete patching material.
The concrete skeleton of the historic building on the left became more evident when its historic brick and windows were removed. The building on the right has been successfully converted into residential lofts.
Recycling uneconomic industrial buildings to new residential structures has become a vital alternative in the rejuvenation of depressed inner-city real estate. As part of a major revitalization project adjoining the southern flank of University of Illinois/Chicago Circle Campus, twin exposed concrete exterior industrial structures were given a new use and a new look.
Central participated in the exterior refurbishing and enhancement program, providing consultation to the developer in the pre-construction planning and design stage and then implementing the architect's specifications. Central's early participation in the engineering of façade alterations and repairs enabled major cost savings from the original budgets.