We recently completed repairs to the northwest and southeast turrets located on the 24th floor including steel repair/replacement, replacement of approximately 1,800 terra cotta units, and repairs to the concrete slab and interior of each turret. Our next phase includes replacement of approximately 3,000 terra cotta units, steel repairs/replacement and painting of the platforms on the south elevation from floors 1-23. The work will include approximately 20’ at the south end of both the east and west elevations. As the volume and scope is significant, we plan to mobilize and begin work in September 2018 starting at the southwest corner. Work will continue through mid-December 2018.
In 2019, the balance of the south and portion of the east and west elevations noted above will continue in the spring with repairs anticipated to extend through mid-November 2019. As we have with prior phases, all demolition is completed prior to 8 a.m. and any repairs/installations will continue through 11 a.m., Monday through Friday. Material deliveries and removal of debris is coordinated after business hours and weekends.
We are pleased to inform you that following completion of the south elevation, only one final phase remains that will include floors 1-23 at the north and balance of the east elevation. We completed the survey for this work in 2017 and material contracts have been awarded. We anticipate scheduling these repairs in 2020.
This spring, we will be replacing the 26th floor roof. Exterior scaffolding was installed from the 25th floor to the 26th floor along the east and west elevations for access in an effort to minimize any disturbances to our tenants. A reflective coating will be applied to any exposed roof membrane following the completion of the facade survey of the tower floors as noted below. We anticipate the project will be completed by May 4th, 2014, weather permitting.
While our priority remains public safety, over the past several years our facade repair program has also focused on addressing the facade conditions on a long-term (quasi-permanent) basis minimizing the need to access portions of the building for future inspections and repairs. We will provide additional details regarding the facade program schedule as it is available.