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Commercial | CENTRAL BUILDING AND PRESERVATION – RANDOLPH TOWER CITY APARTMENTS Towering Ambition A CHICAGO BUILDING WITH A HISTORIC FACADE IS GETTING A BADLY NEEDED RESTORATION. BY JIM HARRIS A Developer Randolph Tower Development n architecturally significant but Co. LLC of Chicago purchased the building after long-vacant former office building it was foreclosed more than six years ago with in downtown Chicago will soon see an eye toward both preserving and converting it renewed life inside and out. • Project cost: $146.6 million from office and commercial use to a primarily In January, exterior restoration contractor • Location: Chicago residential, mixed-use building, Principal Central Building & Preservation LP began the • Employees on site at peak: 240 Kenneth Barnes says. restoration and repair of the terra cotta exteri• Scope of work: Exterior restoration, In addition, the project includes restoring or of the 46-story building at 188 W. Randolph residential/commercial redevelopment the building's main entrance and granite-based St. The building, formerly known as the ornamental terra cotta facade to its original 1929 Steuben Club, was completed in 1929 and design. “The street-level facade will look exactly today is listed on the National Register of as it was when this building was completed,” Historic Places. Kuberski describes. “This is going to be a “Chicago is the place where the skyscraper –Kenneth Barnes, developer remarkable part of the project, as you don't see was born and has long led the way in architecthese kinds of materials or detailing being ture and design,” says Mark Kuberski, a partner used at street-level anymore.” with Central Building & Preservation LP. “Buildings such as this are In addition to the work outside of the building, 371,000 square feet museum pieces, and too many of them have been torn down. We need inside of the building will be converted into 313 apartment units. The creative developers who can find a new use for buildings like this and first and second floors will transition into office and commercial space. make them profitable.” Central Building and Preservation “This is, as far as we know, the largest terra cotta restoration project undertaken in Illinois.” Twenties-era »The Roaring will be reborn office tower as a mixed-use building. than 30,000 pieces of »Morecotta will be removed, terra replaced or reset. 72 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - October/November 2011
Energy Efficiency
Green Building
Executive Perspective
Best Practices
Bernards Construction – El Capitan High School
Bogner Construction Co. – College of Wooster Scot Center
Jean McClung Middle School
Hellas Sports Construction
The Walsh Group – NOAA Pacific Regional Headquarters
Haskell Co. – Scripps Proton Therapy Center
Robert A. Bothman Inc. – Stockton Unified School District
JE Dunn – Energy Systems Integration Facility
Rosendin Electric – AVUHSD Solar Project
Ratcliff Construction Company – Crossroads Church
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Flintco Pacific – Calaveras County Adult Detention Facility
Lee Lewis Construction – Angelo State University’s Plaza Verde Student Housing
Manhattan Construction – First Baptist Church of Dallas
Market & Johnson – Eau Claire County Courthouse project
McTech Corp – 97th Military Police Battalion Headquarters
Parkland Health & Hospital System
RBC Construction
Central Building and Preservation – Randolph Tower City Apartments
Scaparotti Construction Group
Trinity Properties – Trinity Place
Advanced Real Estate Services
Lawrence B. Wohl Inc./Wohl Diversified Services
TN Ward and Commercial Interiors – Maryland Live
ASX Construction – Parc Lafayette
Bayland Buildings Inc.
Dependable Mechanical Systems
New Dawn Developments
DSLD Homes
Aquilini Development and Construction Inc.
Cobalt Construction – Meta Housing
Lifestyle Communities
Pratt and Associates LLC
Miramonte Homes
MP J.J. Duffy Joint Venture/Pathway Senior Living LLC – Victory Centre Vernon Hills
Woodland Homes
Aecom/Inima Joint Venture – Hialeah, Fla., Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – Austin Water Treatment Plant No. 4
Pepper-Lawson Construction – Missouri City Surface Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – AWT Improvements
Blount Contracting Inc.
Harbor Offshore Services
Cruz Construction Inc.
Humble Construction
Nova-Con Projects Ltd.
Trimen Electric
EllisDon Corp. – Atlantic Region
EllisDon Corp. – St. Joseph's Regional Mental Health Care
Focus Equities
Intercom Services Immobiliers
George Brown College – New Waterfront Campus
Seaside Transportation Services
Last Look

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