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says its integrity accounts
for the fact that all of its clients
are repeat customers.
and erected by hand," Siciliani says. "This project reminds us that
there is always a solution - you just need to be creative enough
to find it and daring enough to execute. Ultimately, the finished
product is absolutely stunning, and the market has received it
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The 30-story, 517,000-square-feet former office building has been
converted into 573 rental apartments. CCM started the conversion
process in 2015 and completed it spring 2017.
"The original 1970s office building had a curtain wall with fixed
windows, drab metal spandrels and mechanical ventilation," Siciliani explains. "Residential buildings require operable windows, so
when we replaced the windows, we also re-skinned the spandrel
panels with glass, creating a completely new, modern façade."
The existing footprint was an 18,404-square-feet rectangle,
measuring 172' x 107', and did not present itself as a viable candidate
for residential conversion with such a deep floor plate, according to
Siciliani. However, the developer and architect solved this problem
by designing a 30-foot by 40-foot interior atrium open to the sky,
allowing for a double loaded corridor with inward facing units. The
demolished floor area was reconstructed atop the old buildings roof,
creating a dramatic metal and glass addition, featuring a sky lounge
and outdoor swimming pool.
One of the many complexities CCM encountered during the
project was not being able to obtain a crane permit. "All of the new
steel, generators, cooling towers and water tanks had to be hoisted