The Chicago Temple building under the decision of the Aid Society and the guidance of its Executive Director Christopher Bielat; just completed a major renovation to many of its systems that have dramatically improved the Chicago Temple building and our church home First United Methodist. The building hallways, offices and services were very outdated and needed to be brought into the current standards of other office buildings to compete for tenants. Part of the renovations included upgrading, electrical, water systems, elevators operation, heat and air, sidewalks and steeple repair that keep the building running smoothly. The other changes help with making the building competitive and attracting tenants. Those changes are to the hallways by exposing the original marble walls, pantries for tenant convenience, WiFi, new office interior finishes a tenant lounge/meeting space and my favorite bathrooms for both men and women on very floor. The renovation was completed while maintaining 82% of the tenants in place which is a major feat considering the project lasted close to 24 months. I can certainly say as a member of the church and trustee for the Aid Society these improvements will ensure another 100 years at the corner of Clark and Washington.
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