I took a short 90 minute ride from Chicago down to Ottawa, IL with my friend, business partner and client Cary Kerbel to check the progress of construction. It is eagle season downstate and it was fun to see the eagles soaring about despite the frigid conditions.
Exterior Volumes close to be clad, all the windows are in and entry bays are looking great.
The project is progressing well, despite the Siberian temperatures. Many thanks to Matt Juntannen and David Krupp of Juntannen Construction, for being great General Contractors and stewards of the design. David studied architecture in college and comes from a legacy of architects, so the details are carefully built. Matt is an expert field general with many years of experience and has kept the project moving despite a dearth of skilled labor, a byproduct of the great recession in the area.
Balcony framing is in place, projecting towards the view of the water.
The Project is coming together well with drywall under way. Unfortunately due to the winter conditions, the site improvements are pending. Finished grading, landscaping, and fencing will be starting once the ground thaws. We are looking forward to these improvement which really enhance the look of this distinctive project.
Steel stairs are coming along, light and skeletal, beautifully working with the two story volume.
Units are now for sale. For more information, call Tammy Barry at (815) 433-5000.