A part of Chicago’s skyline is getting a face lift on the ground level. CCS International working for Equity Office, a Blackstone affiliate, and teaming with Gensler are proud to be a part of the new, more inviting street level entrance to Willis Tower. In yesterdays announcement, by the owners of The Willis Tower, is the $500 million dollar renovation on the street level to add a three-story retail structure that will wrap around the base of the iconic tower. The retail structure will include cafes and restaurants, lounge areas, a winter garden, and retail shops that will be open to the public, along with a roof top garden the public can enjoy in the spring and summer time. Congratulations to Equity Office for this ground changing project announcement!
Program VerificationProgram verification, a process that uses Parametric Cost Model™* to continually predict current and future costs as the facility progresses, can help owners set a realistic and, more importantly, real-time Construction Cost Limitation (CCL), the maximum amount that will be paid for a construction project as contracted between the owner and architect. When conducted at the outset of project definition, a program verification can help ensure that the project remains within the CCL with few or no necessary adjustments to project scope.
Central DuPage Hospital
This project includes construction of a 224-patient bed tower, emergency department and imaging department relocation, along with a new parking deck and campus wide infrastructure upgrades.
CCS provided Cost and Capital Project Management that delivered this project on-time and under budget.