The Tribune Building
Raymond Hood and John Howells (completed in 1925)
The Chicago Tribune
In collaboration with
Wiss Janney Elstner Associates
Limestone cladding on steel frame built to model Cathedral
of Rouen's Butter Tower. Gothic Revival elements surround
the top of the tower and the base of the building.
Scope of work
- A critical inspection was performed on the 25th-35th
floors of the tower. Vertical Access technicians also installed
permanent directional anchors to allow inspection of the
buttresses using industrial rope access techniques.
- Removals of hazardous material were safely conducted at
21 locations: these removals consisted of stone spalls, loose
mortar and failed cementitious repairs.
- Annotated elevations, electronic AutoCAD files and
photographs comprised the project deliverables.