Making high-rise construction safer and easier
By Michael Schaeffer
O n every project, building contractors have the same
concerns—keeping the schedule, dealing with the
elements, protecting workers—and when the structure is
where edge falsework and column-forming operations
In this safe, comfortable working environment,
a skyscraper in a busy, congested city, these concerns the workers on the Legacy project were able to move
take on even more importance. For the builders of the about freely without fear of falling, while being shielded
Legacy at Millennium Park, a luxury condominium from Chicago’s high winds. The Xclimb 60 Protection
residence in Chicago, IL, the harsh weather and Screen’s modular panel system easily adapted to the
close proximity to other structures made the project building’s challenging design and allowed work to
particularly challenging. proceed on schedule.
When completed later this year, the 72-story tower The following photos illustrate how this protection
will feature 355 apartments, along with parking, retail system was used on the project.
facilities, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Among the building’s unique features is its glass-wall Selected for reader interest by the editors.
architecture providing floor-to-ceiling windows in the —Doka USA