Jeweler’s Building Redevelopment Wins Preservation Excellence Award
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks honored Cubed Construction and the team behind the recent development of The Jeweler’s Building at 15 S. Wabash Ave. with its 2021 Preservation Excellence Award. Cubed served as general contractor alongside developers Honore Properties and Peerless Development
Designed by Adler & Sullivan and completed in 1882, the five-story Ruskinian Gothic building is the oldest surviving structure from the architects’ partnership. It had seen very little in terms of capital improvements in decades and there was nothing in the way of plans or drawings to guide the renovation in order to meet the state and city’s requirements for a historic rehab.
“We certainly faced our fair share of challenges on this project as is typical when renovating these older buildings,” said Cubed principal Eric Weber. “We relied almost exclusively on pictures and our bench of highly skilled craftsmen to reproduce elements of the building.”
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Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).