Precautionary Measures Taken For Glass Replacement at The John Marshall Law School

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from John Marshall Law School

    CHICAGO, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Administrators at The John Marshall Law
 School took precautionary measures today, Tuesday, April 3, 2001, and hired
 Chicago Glass Co. to remove two cracked panes of glass from an 11th floor
 window at its 304 S. State St. building.
     The Chicago Police Department closed off State Street between Jackson and
 Van Buren to protect pedestrians from any possible mishap.
     Crews from Chicago Glass brought a crane to the roof of the 12-story
 building for the work that began about 1 p.m.  Repairmen were expected to have
 the glass removed and the window boarded up by early evening.  City inspectors
 gave approval to the plan.
     The windows are in the law school's computer room.  Administrators moved
 10 classes scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday to other locations within the
 law school.
     The cracked glass was discovered on Friday by City of Chicago inspectors
 during a routine check of the building.  Inspectors from Chicago Glass were
 hired to do an independent inspection and confirmed Monday that the cracks
 were visible.  The law school immediately hired the firm to remove the glass.
 The windows were washed and inspected March 1 and no problems were discovered.
     "We are taking these steps to protect our students and the public," said
 John Corkery, associate dean. After the window blew out of the 29th floor of
 the CNA Building in October 1999 killing a Chicago woman, the law school hired
 Chicago Glass to do a thorough inspection of all the windows, and several
 panes were replaced at that time.
     Administrators for the law school have cooperated with the city's building
 inspection program.  In 1997, the law school chose to undergo a thorough
 inspection.  Inspectors from R.C. Vagnieres Jr. & Associates and R.E. Watkins
 and Associates as joint venture architects and Wujcik Construction Co. as
 construction manager surveyed the school's building at 315 S. Plymouth Ct.,
 and its adjacent building at 304 S. State St., the former Rothchild Department
 Store.
     Tradesmen with Raney Harris Restoration Contractors replaced facade pieces
 with white terra cotta designed in keeping with the original style of the
 structure, which dates to the early 1900s.  A number of original terra cotta
 pieces were also "pinned" to the building with specially designed stainless
 steel pins.
     The project took two years to complete at a cost of more than $2 million.
 
 

SOURCE John Marshall Law School
    CHICAGO, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Administrators at The John Marshall Law
 School took precautionary measures today, Tuesday, April 3, 2001, and hired
 Chicago Glass Co. to remove two cracked panes of glass from an 11th floor
 window at its 304 S. State St. building.
     The Chicago Police Department closed off State Street between Jackson and
 Van Buren to protect pedestrians from any possible mishap.
     Crews from Chicago Glass brought a crane to the roof of the 12-story
 building for the work that began about 1 p.m.  Repairmen were expected to have
 the glass removed and the window boarded up by early evening.  City inspectors
 gave approval to the plan.
     The windows are in the law school's computer room.  Administrators moved
 10 classes scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday to other locations within the
 law school.
     The cracked glass was discovered on Friday by City of Chicago inspectors
 during a routine check of the building.  Inspectors from Chicago Glass were
 hired to do an independent inspection and confirmed Monday that the cracks
 were visible.  The law school immediately hired the firm to remove the glass.
 The windows were washed and inspected March 1 and no problems were discovered.
     "We are taking these steps to protect our students and the public," said
 John Corkery, associate dean. After the window blew out of the 29th floor of
 the CNA Building in October 1999 killing a Chicago woman, the law school hired
 Chicago Glass to do a thorough inspection of all the windows, and several
 panes were replaced at that time.
     Administrators for the law school have cooperated with the city's building
 inspection program.  In 1997, the law school chose to undergo a thorough
 inspection.  Inspectors from R.C. Vagnieres Jr. & Associates and R.E. Watkins
 and Associates as joint venture architects and Wujcik Construction Co. as
 construction manager surveyed the school's building at 315 S. Plymouth Ct.,
 and its adjacent building at 304 S. State St., the former Rothchild Department
 Store.
     Tradesmen with Raney Harris Restoration Contractors replaced facade pieces
 with white terra cotta designed in keeping with the original style of the
 structure, which dates to the early 1900s.  A number of original terra cotta
 pieces were also "pinned" to the building with specially designed stainless
 steel pins.
     The project took two years to complete at a cost of more than $2 million.
 
 SOURCE  John Marshall Law School

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