Project of the Year: 2007
1400 N. Lake Shore Drive
Just East of Lake Shore on Schiller
Location: Chicago, IL
Approximate Value: <$100,000
Scope: Furnish and install walls for a ramp, new stairs, and planting areas within an existing courtyard.
Challenges: Primary challenges were a tight site, need to locate our pieces within existing structure and to align certain features with existing elements, and deliver a good looking, highly cost-effective product. And of course, as you excavate you encounter little surprises. GC did not want the concrete sub to deal with the complexities of a stepped footing. We ended up designing a slab footing and connecting our walls to that. All in all, there is a lot of hidden complexity that it is not obvious when you look at the finished project.
Architect: Alko Construction & Development - Corey Zussman (773) 529-9240
General Contractor: Alko Construction & Development - Peter (773) 529-3200