Revitalizing Baltimore’s History: City Hall’s Remodel

Baltimore’s 150-year-old city hall is a stunning landmark and civic representation of the city. Over the years, the Second Empire-style building, clad in locally quarried Cockeysville marble, experienced normal weathering and deterioration, given its age. To preserve the structure, which is one of the oldest working city halls in the country, Baltimore embarked on a […]

Ford Converts Detroit’s Historic Train Depot into a Transportation Hub

Michigan Central Station is making a comeback as a new state-of-the-art hub for Ford Motor. The historic depot is being retrofitted as the site of the latest technological advances in transportation. The grand Beaux Arts style station was a symbol of progress when it opened in 1913. The main waiting room welcomed visitors with marble […]

Reviving Ruins in the Former Flour Milling Capital of the World

Mill City Ruins Restoration

When it opened in 1880, the Washburn A Mill Complex in Minneapolis was the largest and most technologically advanced flour mill in the world. It’s no wonder the National Historic Landmark, now home to a museum and outdoor event space, requires innovative restoration techniques led by experts to preserve it for generations to come.  At […]

Old Cook County Hospital Given New Life as Medical Center Hotel

The Old Cook County Hospital is a remarkable piece of history transformed into a new mixed-use development that accommodates 2 Hyatt hotels, a food hall, museum, and office spaces. The building — on the National Register of Historic Places — was uninhabitable before the revitalization plan, which restored the terra cotta, granite, and brick facade […]