Chase Tower Modernization
Chase Tower, located in the Chicago Loop area of Chicago at 10 South Dearborn Street, is a 60 story skyscraper completed in 1969. At 850 feet (259 m) tall, it is the tenth tallest building in Chicago, the tallest building inside the Chicago ‘L’ Loop elevated tracks, and the 32nd tallest in the United States.
VDA provided full consulting services through construction administration for modernization of the two (2) mid- and two (2) high-rise elevator banks (total of 28 elevators); and for door equipment and fire service up-grades for two (2) 9-car low-rise banks (total of 18 elevators). VDA’s scope of services also included services for the installation of four (4) new escalators and one (1) roped hydraulic elevator, demolition of eight (8) existing elevators, and cylinder replacement on 3 existing hydraulic elevators. In addition, all vertical transportation systems are being linked to an Elevator Management and Information System (EMIS).