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James R. Thompson Center
Granite Repairs

Engineer > Thornton Tomasetti (TT)
My Role at TT > led investigation on granite cladding failure, coordinated removal of granite and associated structure from building, and led architectural repair drawings 
Project Type > Investigation, Government
location > Chicago, IL

A granite panel fell from the James R. Thompson Center onto the sidewalk.  The Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB) engaged Thornton Tomasetti to investigate the granite cladding failure.  A report of the findings was issued to the CDB.  As a safety precaution, the existing granite panels and associated structural steel were removed.  Repair drawings were developed to replace the granite panels and structural steel to restore the building to its original appearance.  

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