Project Profile

Marquette Building


Office Renovation & Foundation Work

Preserving Historic Architecture

Sachse Construction performed core and shell work, elevator shaft modification, demolition, and facade restoration for the Marquette Building in Detroit, Michigan.

The project consisted of core and shell work to 10 floors, including extensive foundation work to prepare the building for a structural steel one-floor vertical expansion.

Throughout this project, the team worked through several challenges, including stabilizing the existing foundation to prepare the building’s upper floors for renovation. Another challenging aspect of this project was the restoration of the building’s façade to preserve the historic architectural features and replace the damaged terracotta finishes. In addition to cleaning and preservation efforts, molds were used to create new pieces for areas where the existing details were too damaged to keep.