A Remarkable Self-Storage Conversion: Life Storage Centers of River North, Chicago
Bringing the Building Up to Code
A huge challenge for the self-storage conversion was bringing the exterior of the building up to city code. The walls were clad in predominately clay-brick masonry, with limestone used for sills and decorative banding. Although face-brick masonry was preserved on the north and west sides of the building, the brick on the south and east (pictured) sides were painted and rated unsafe per city codes. In addition, some of the wood window assemblies were deteriorated.