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The Victor Lawson Tower at the Chicago Theological Seminary

History: Built in 1923, this Henry Riddle designed neo-Gothic tower is a compromise of religious and educational design theory. The 180-foot tall carillon tower has a four-sided main structure topped with octagon-shaped forty-foot tall lantern structure, which features gargoyles, stone tracery windows and pinnacles.

Scope: The tower suffered severe damage from a powerful storm that moved through the city of Chicago. Spray-O-Bond took on the task of investigating and quantifying the damage, accessing the structure, and repairing and restoring the damaged elements of the tower.

Challenge: The tower looms over the top of slate-roofed lower structure with many pieces precariously dangling from the structure that required stablization.

Result: The complete rebuild of the top 28-feet of the tower, including decorative limestone tracery windows, gargoyles, and lantern top.

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