Jewelers’ Building


Designated a Chicago Landmark in February 1994, the 1920’s 40-story historic building was once considered to be the tallest building in the world outside of New York City. Easily distinguished on the Chicago skyline by its “wedding cake” shape, it was co-designed by Joachim G. Giaver and Frederick P. Dinkelberg, and built as a high tech office tower for jewelers.

Summary of Work

In what is one of the largest terracotta restoration projects ever undertaken in Chicago, Dougal Building Maintenance team is removing over 30,000 terra cotta units for the complex landmark preservation of the historic façade at 35 E Wacker.

The extensive multi-year project also includes critical façade examinations, GFRC and limestone masonry repair, concrete restoration, structural steel repairs, flashing systems replacement, sealant replacement, epoxy repairs, tuckpointing, concrete coring, wall sawing, CMU work, elevator shaft repairs, roof repairs, patio block removal, architectural panels installation, and house scaffold installation.