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Project Details

Architect

MKA
VOA

Size

33 stories
393,000 square feet

Client

Power Construction
Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University Academic Center



To meet the challenge of placing over 16,000 cubic yards of concrete over 33 stories on this cramped urban site, McHugh marshaled its expertise to design a unique concrete placing device to allow for pouring the core without using a full-sized placing boom. Other innovations included the use of a self-climbing core form system that rose without the need for any crane time and designing the core forms with a working platform to accommodate loads from reinforcing steel laydown and suspended access stairs.