168 Michigan Avenue, Atlantic Bank Building, Chicago Architecture, Terra Cotta Restoration, Boston Valley Terra Cotta

Chicago’s 168 Michigan Avenue Restoration

Boston Valley Terra Cotta is making progress on the restoration of the façade of the former 1916 Atlantic Bank Building at 168 Michigan Avenue in Chicago. This long-vacant, century-old high-rise in now undergoing a remarkable transformation and there’s great anticipation to return the beautiful white terra cotta façade to its original glory. When completed, plans for this historic restoration project include an upscale hotel set to open Spring of 2018.

Here are some shots of the mock-up and prep for shipping at the Boston Valley factory.

168 Michigan Avenue, Atlantic Bank Building, Chicago Architecture, Terra Cotta Restoration, Boston Valley Terra Cotta

Mock-up of pieces to a column.

 

168 Michigan Avenue, Atlantic Bank Building, Chicago Architecture, Terra Cotta Restoration, Boston Valley Terra Cotta

Details of the white terra cotta to restore the facade at 168 Michigan Avenue.

 

168 Michigan Avenue, Atlantic Bank Building, Chicago Architecture, Terra Cotta Restoration, Boston Valley Terra Cotta

Close-up of the white glazed terra cotta.

 

168 Michigan Avenue, Atlantic Bank Building, Chicago Architecture, Terra Cotta Restoration, Boston Valley Terra Cotta

Other various terra cotta pieces to adorn 168 Michigan Avenue.

View other posts on some of our ongoing and completed architectural terra cotta restoration projects.

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