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Project: Edgewater Beach Apartments
Chicago, Illinois
Client: Edgewater Beach Apartments Corporation
Services:  Reserve Study

Structure Evaluation Engineers, Inc. (SEE)  was retained to review existing conditions of major architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical components of this historic landmark building and to prepare a reserve study report that included the existing condition of each item along with the remaining useful life and anticipated repair or replacement cost

The Edgewater Beach Apartments building is a 19-story high historical residential building that includes 309 residential apartment units and 15 commercial spaces at the first floor level along the west and north sides of the building. It also includes two parking garages and a terrace plaza deck and a terrace garden over the roofs of parking garages. The building was developed in 1928 and accepted into the National Register of Historic Places in 1994, making the building a National Historic Landmark.

SEE conducted visual field condition surveys to assess the existing condition of the common elements under the control of the Edgewater Beach Apartments Corporation. The common elements included roofs, exterior facade and windows, parking garages, terrace plaza deck, garden deck, site pavement, building systems such as mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire alarm and control systems, elevators, and interior finishes. We prepared a report that included description of each building component, existing conditions, useful life, recommendations, and a twenty-year cost analysis.