Project Details

 
The Monroe Building

The Monroe Building

16-story high-rise building with terra cotta cladding

PROBLEM

Building compression, environmental conditions and steel corrosion led to the following:

  • Deteriorated or cracked mortar joints
  • Missing decorative/ornamental terra cotta units
  • Spalling and cracking of terra cotta pieces caused by compression and steel corrosion
  • Carbon/environmental contaminants on building facade

SOLUTION

BAMR erected mast climbers on all elevations of the building to complete the following repairs:

  • Grind and tuckpoint mortar joints on north, east, west elevations
  • Installation of new non-corrosive steel anchors
  • Replaced damaged and missing terra cotta pieces matching form, texture and colors
  • Restoration cleaning of masonry facade

CLIENT

J.J. Arnaco

PROJECT SIZE

16-story high-rise

ENGINEER / ARCHITECT

Holabird & Root http://www.holabird.com

ROLE

Contractor

LOCATION

104 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

MARKET

Historical Landmarks

Commercial

Honors and Awards
ENR's Top 400
189
Number of Years in Business
126
Percent of Repeat Clients
70
Safety EMR Rating
0.57
LEED Accredited Professionals
25+
Contractor Score
2376
CM-BIM Certified Professionals
5
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