860-880 Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL 

A registered Landmarks on the National Register, and widely recognized as one of the 20th Century’s most iconic residential projects, our team was retained to restore the buildings to their original image and repair the effects of a half-century of normal wear and tear.

We directed the forensic investigation on the deterioration of plaza paving, waterproofing and drainage, ground floor façade and lobby finishes, and tower curtainwall. This investigation resulted in the recommendation of complete replacement of plaza and ground floor elements, and spot repair and recoating of the tower steel curtainwall.

The restoration returned the buildings to their original elegance, extended the useful life of the public areas, and improved maintenance and operational expense going forward.



Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence, Commission on Chicago Landmarks
Chicago Architecture Foundation Patron of the Year

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