Pepper Construction works on both the north-facing and south-facing facades of Harrison Hall at UIC.
Chalk up another milestone for Pepper Construction at UIC, where they’ve started putting windows on Harrison Hall. (This is neither the time nor place to argue that a university’s academic hall should be using Macs instead of installing Windows)
I don’t know why I didn’t make a “glass is in session” pun in the headline for this, but I more than made up for it with the Windows thing, dontcha think?
Anyway, topping out the concrete in late April and removing the tower crane last month are two other recent achievements Pepper can be proud of at Harrison Hall. Of course, the one that counts the most will be having the 151,000-square-foot, SCB-designed facility open for UIC students in the fall.
That’s not glass on Harrison Hall, but we’re clad to see it anyway.
There’s no glass on UIC’s Harrison Hall yet, but swing by the site these days and you’ll notice the exterior getting a new outfit. Pepper Construction is cladding the outer layer, just not with windows. And most impressively, they’re doing it without the tower crane, which is down from the site already. Just one more surprisingly-fast step in progress on the new academic & residential center.
Chicago had three tower cranes in various stages of removal over the weekend, while one–at UIC’s Harrison Hall–was already gone completely.
The luffing crane at 1101 South Wabash has done all it can do for the two new Hilton Hotels.
In the South Loop, the crane Lendlease is using to build the Homewood Hilton Suites/Hilton Garden Inn combo at 1101 South Wabash has just sunk below the top of the tower.
A look at Saturday’s Renelle on the River tower-crane removal exercises.
In River North, McHugh Construction took down the tower crane that erected Renelle on the River in a big dang hurry.
Yep, that’s a human atop the tower crane jib at 210 North Carpenter, as it’s removed from the site.
And in the West Loop, Leopardo Companies moved one step closer to completing their new headquarters by taking down the tower crane at 210 North Carpenter.
Harrison Hall’s tower crane at UIC was already down before the weekend began.
There you have it. Four of the tower cranes listed on our May 2018 Survey that are now gone from the skyline.
Harrison Hall, on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago.
We can expect Pepper Construction to top out concrete at UIC’s Harrison Hall this week. That comes as no surprise when visiting the site, and seeing how quickly this project has climbed.
Solomon Cordwell Buenz designed the residential/academic complex, which marks the first new dorm facility for UIC since 2007. Included will be 550 student beds, with 16,000 square feet of community space for scholars to share, a top-floor sky lounge, and 1,600 square feet of retail space. UIC plans to open Harrison Hall in Fall 2019.
Pepper Construction’s progress at UIC’s Harrison Hall.
I took a boatload of photos last week at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s new Harrison Hall construction site (there’s a live-stream!) Apparently, it’s been longer than I remembered since I’ve stopped by. Either that, or Pepper Construction is looking to break some sort of speed record.
Wanna see the pics? Cool. Here ya go.