PROJECT OVERVIEW

  • Rigorous safety planning
  • Artifact salvaging
  • Specialty equipment and systems

Randolph Tower Apartments, Chicago, IL

Site Profile

This landmark, neo-Gothic office building in the Central Business District of downtown Chicago was originally constructed in 1929 and renovated in 2012 into a 312-unit apartment rental tower that combines vintage architecture with modern design.

Project Description

Selective demolition/removal and structural alterations of 45 floors were performed by a crew of more than 50 working multiple shifts to expedite an accelerated schedule that entirely prepared all the floors in less than eight months with absolutely no recordable injuries during 45,000 manhours. The work was efficiently conducted within a zero lot-line property adjacent to L tracks using specialty equipment and custom engineering to accommodate the site’s constraints. Special care was taken to preserve and salvage historic elements of the existing structure.