Museum of Science and Industry Envelope Restoration
As the gateway to the Obama Presidential Center, the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) embarked on a significant restoration project in order to welcome their new neighbor to the south. The project builds upon previous repairs and completes the exterior restoration of the monumental Columbian Exposition structure. The restoration includes: decorative limestone cladding, parapets, sculptural limestone, and terra cotta elements of the south elevations of the central pavilion; wings linking the east and west pavilions; and the entirety of the east pavilion itself comprised of its Greek cross clerestory and dome drum; rebuilding of 3 monumental stairs and limestone-clad cheek walls. As the Preservation Architect, AltusWorks performed a detailed assessment of the conditions, prepared detailed technical documents, and collaborated with an esteemed restoration contractor, Berglund Construction, in execution of the work.
Fly around and see the action: https://youtu.be/8GZlRKd1scU