Berglund Construction recently started a new project at The Art Institute of Chicago. The scope of work being performed on the Allerton Building consists of complete removal and replacement of the perimeter lead-coated copper and gutter system. A new wood framed gutter assembly will be installed with a full coverage reinforced liquid applied membrane liner and lead-coated copper fascia. The additional scope will include 100% cleaning of the entire stone facade and isolated stone dutchman and crack repairs at the upper cornice level.
The Art Institute of Chicago was founded as both a museum and school for the fine arts in 1879. The Art Institute found its permanent home in 1893, built jointly with the city of Chicago for the World’s Columbian Exposition at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Adams Street.
The project began in May 2019 and is expected to be completed by November 2019.