A Historic Renovation On Chicago’s South Side
Ryan Fireprotection recently assisted with the renovation of Rosenwald Courts on Chicago’s south side. The 420-unit apartment complex, which had been vacant for over 15 years, spans an entire city block and boasts a rich history and famous former tenants. Ryan Fireprotection designed and installed 19 fire protection systems, including 16 wet sprinkler systems and 3 trash chute systems, for this magnificent building originally built in 1929.
Like many renovation projects, Rosenwald Courts presented a number of unique challenges. During demolition, the construction team discovered some unforeseen structural issues that required flexibility and ultimately an alternative plan for the fire protection systems. By being able to adapt our original plans, we achieved quick and smart solutions to issues that could have otherwise delayed the project.