WTC Construction Update
Crew is continuing a foundation column and concrete work on south and east portion of the site, working north and west through the first several weeks of January. Utility contractors will be on site to complete electrical, sewer, water, gas and telephone lines through February. Late January through February, the creation of the parking garage will begin with some work impacting the alley between Wabash and State. The North barricade and fence has been relocated to the parking lane of Chestnut per the approved site logistics plan and permit. Foot traffic is diverted to the north side of Chestnut Street.
School of Business:
Equipment has mobilized on site while demolition 14 and 16 E Pearson will continue through February. A tunnel fill process is under way and is scheduled to be completed at the end of January. Caisson work begins approximately Jan. 27. Care of Trees has removed five trees along Pearson Street to create a pedestrian walkway during construction. Fencing and scaffolding is also installed. Green landscaping will return at the completion of the project. Micro piling begins in February. Backfilling foundations at the excavated site will take the project to mid-April.
Weekend work: Both Newcastle and Loyola intend to commence Saturday work in January between the hours of 8:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m., weather and dump accessibility permitting.
Power and Newcastle will continue to work with Loyola to prepare and send e-blasts to immediate neighbors and our Aldermen when weekend or evening work is expected.
For more information, contact:
Summur Roberts, Director of Community Relations
Loyola University Chicago