Interior Modifications Enhance the Buildings Features
In contrast to the delicate preservation of the exterior, the buildings’ interiors, particularly at the lower levels, were entirely gutted. To accommodate the installation of two sub-levels below the existing building, the entire basement was excavated and DRPILLA designed a new foundation system comprising pile caps, grade beams and structural slab supported on nine-inch diameter steel and concrete mini piles. The entire interior floor and wall system was removed and replaced with steel frame and composite steel and concrete construction. The end result recreates a sense of grandeur within the long neglected landmarks.