24 E. Washington gets $16 million building conversion permit

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A look up from the Google Street View image of the rear of the Macy's flagship store downtown.

The conversion of upper floors at the Macy’s location in the former Marshall Fields building from retail to office use is taking shape with a $16 million building permit on June 7.

The permit describes the 24 E. Washington St. project as “structural, conversion of non-historic demolition and new construction to facilitate upper levels of new elevator core  in central atrium unit #C1 and new exterior envelope from L10-L15, site work to be accommodated new sewer reconfiguration, conversion from retail to office on 8th to 13th stories, and 14th story to be retail and office uses at an existing 16 story retail and office use building as per plans.”

The general contractor is Clayco Inc., and Pepper Construction Co. is responsible for masonry. Other subtrades include: ElectricalSharlen Electric Company, plumbingGreat Lakes Plumbing; and refrigeration and ventilationAtomatic Mechanical.


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