Chicago Construction Firm Works Around the Coronavirus — in 101-Floor Tower

With Building Projects Exempt From Governor’s Stay-at-Home Mandate, McHugh Carves Out New Safety Plans

Michael Meagher spent most of the past weekend talking to James McHugh Construction Co. project teams and subcontractors about the company’s strategies to keep major Chicago projects such as Vista Tower up and running during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s just another challenge when your workplace stretches more than 1,000 feet in the air. With a new safety plan in place, the president of the Chicago-based construction firm went to the Vista site Monday to test drive the plans designed to keep workers away from each other in a sanitized job site on the lower floors of the 101-floor tower.

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