Transforming the 61st floor of the iconic Willis Tower was no small task. Beyond the expected challenges of renovating within an occupied high-rise in Chicago, this project posed the added complexity of being one of the top tourist attractions in the City that was undergoing its own $500 million renovation. With ten different contractors working on various projects throughout the building, Power Workplace Group's early planning and constant communication was instrumental in the timely completion of the Tressler LLP build-out.
The project began with a 15-day window for demolition which was to be completed during night shifts to provide a more efficient process. This fast-track schedule was challenged when part of the space was turned over four weeks late. Never one to back down from a challenge, our superintendent dug into the schedule and formulated a plan that ensured the space would be delivered on time. The plan included coordinating delivery times around when the dock and freight elevators were available, which often required that material and equipment be delivered as early as 3:00 am.
"They were not going to let this complication slow them down. … We were literally in a state of panic, but the Power team did not even blink. The manner in which Power organized the flow of the work, and the management of subcontractors, to get this done despite a setback that really should reasonably have derailed the project, was exceptional." stated Mark Banovetz, Partner with Tressler LLP. "I cannot overstate how pleased we were with the way Power managed this project."
Congratulations to Tressler, LLP! We hope you enjoy your new space.