Construction Updates

Update as of May 6, 2022

  • Blocking for millwork wall cap was completed
  • Concrete infill at the north perimeter was completed
  • Bathroom, shower and locker room ceiling install began
  • PVC jacketing was installed on mechanical piping above south core lid
  • Continued basement lighting installation

PAMPC Upcoming Lane Closure

The consolidation and lane closure of County Highway E is continuing as expected. Residents should see significant work being done right now. We have barricades in place to shift the traffic lanes which have allowed us to continue working without affecting the traffic flow. In regards to last week’s progress, we stripped the topsoil on the south side of CTH E and are working on establishing the subgrade base for the extended roadway. Work to consolidate County Highway E, on the north side of the site, into one lane is from 7am- 4pm. This work will produce a turning lane into the Archives & Park Center lot, which will prevent future delays once we are fully open. Continue to check our website and Facebook page for the latest updates. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at info@pritzkerarchivespark.com with any questions, comments, or concerns. 
PAMPC road construction map

Progress Photos

                           

 

 

 

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Hoisting into place in a rare and highly coordinated effort using seven different cranes.
Hoisting into place in a rare and highly coordinated effort using seven different cranes.
Once overhead rough-ins for the MEPFP systems were installed in the lower-level archival space, we were able to deliver the air handling units that will provide heating, ventilation and air conditioning to the whole building.
In the future, this system will ensure the archives are kept at the proper temperature and humidity levels necessary to store and preserve archival material.
The steel beams for each 400′ truss were delivered to the site and welded together to form one contiguous structure.

The steel structure at the core of the building was installed to receive the truss walls. This included gridline columns, beams, and roof decking.
Masonry walls continued to be built for the various rooms on the lower levels and the first primer coat of paint was applied to the concrete in the basement. Once the primer was applied, overhead rough-in of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems began.

View of basement with foundation walls and temporary lighting
Loading dock footings and rebar install
Prep for steel lay down areas
Process of insulating and waterproofing the main basement
Shoring of the elevated deck
Elevated deck concrete pours
PAMPC Construction Update 3.5.21
Waterproofing being installed along north face of mechanical room wall
PAMPC Construction Update 3.5.21
View of the basement from Northeast corner
PC: Bob Elmore Photography
PAMPC Construction Update 3.19.21
Mechanical room waterproofed and backfilled with conduit install started
PC: Bob Elmore Photography
PAMPC Construction Update 3.19.21
Aerial view of basement
PC: Bob Elmore Photography
PAMPC Construction Update 3.5.21
View of the basement walls/columns from base of the ramp at the west side
PC: Bob Elmore Photography
PAMPC Construction Update 3.5.21
Site utilities work along northeast corner of the project area
PAMPC Construction Update 1.29.21
View of whole site with forms on north section of walls
PC: Bob Elmore Photography
PAMPC Construction Update 1.29.21
Mechanical room after plumbing was installed and area was stoned
PC: Bob Elmore Photography
PAMPC Construction Update 1.22.21
View of mechanical room/south basement walls being poured at the southwest corner
PAMPC Construction Update 1.22.21
Interior column pads dug out in preparation for mud slab pours
PAMPC Construction Update 1.22.21
View of interior column pad footings covered in blankets and southeast wall stripped
PAMPC Construction Update 1.22.21
Southeast wall stripped and southwest wall covered in blankets
PAMPC Construction Update 1.29.21
View of the interior columns being poured at CL 7 & 8
PC: Bob Elmore Photography
PAMPC Construction Update 1.29.21
Interior columns being poured
PC: Bob Elmore Photography
PAMPC Construction Update 1.29.21
View of work on walls and interior columns
PC: Bob Elmore Photography
PAMPC Construction Update 1.29.21
View of work on walls and interior columns
PC: Bob Elmore Photography