November 2014 - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Neighborhood Update: November 2014

Dear Neighbor,

Construction continues on RIC’s new Research Hospital, located at 355 East Erie Street. The core has been completed to level 25 and steel is being erected on levels 20-22. Through the end of the year, site activities will remain consistent with what has occurred over the last few months; including ongoing steel erection, concrete pours, interior build outs and the installation of windows. Additionally, the second hoist (located on the east side of the site) is scheduled to be installed and operational before the end of the year.

As a reminder, full construction work and manpower levels (between 150 to 250 workers) continues to take place Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. As is customary with Chicago construction, some activity occurs outside of these hours, such as: mobilization and setup, deliveries, refuse removal, necessary equipment repairs, weather protection, temporary heating, concrete finishing, and concrete prep or rough-in work. In addition, there will continue to be regular, permitted activities occurring on Sundays. On average, the number of workers will be in the range of 15 to 30 individuals. Sunday activities may include: tower crane and hoist work (erection, repair, dismantlement and jumps), special lifts or deliveries, utility work, street closures, weather protection, fireproofing, etc. This type of work will continue until the building is enclosed, which we anticipate will be approximately May of 2015.

We also wanted to take the opportunity to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Construction work is not planned to occur this Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. We are grateful for your patience during the development of this cutting edge new facility, and look forward to many more years of partnership with the Streeterville community. Should you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at or 312-238-7522.

Thank You,
Melissa Hoffmann
RIC Community Relations Liaison