Improvements At Richard J. Daley Center To Begin

Work Includes ADA Improvements and Minor Repairs to Picasso Sculpture in Daley Plaza

Mimi Simon, Public Building Commission, (312) 744-9277

The Public Building Commission of Chicago (PBC) today announced they will begin ADA ramp renovations surrounding Richard J. Daley Center, located at 50 W. Washington Street, along with some minor interior ADA upgrades inside the lobby and upper floors.

Upgrades to the ADA ramps will be implemented at all four corners surrounding the Daley Center and at the crosswalk on Clark Street that leads to City Hall.

Interior work includes upgrades to the existing sliding doors in the Daley Center lobby, the removal of abandoned public telephone booths, relocation of some existing water fountains, repairs to escalator railings and some interior signage.

ADA improvement work is scheduled to be complete during the fall of 2011.

Also scheduled to begin are minor weld repairs to reinforce the structural integrity of the Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza.  Repairs will start on September 8, 2011 and are expected to be complete by late September, weather permitting.

The sculpture was unveiled to the public in Daley Plaza on August 15, 1967.

The PBC owns and operates the Richard J. Daley Center in partnership with its building manager, MB Real Estate.

The Public Building Commission of Chicago manages construction and renovation projects for the City of Chicago and its sister agencies. Mayor Rahm Emanuel serves as the PBC’s chairman. Erin Lavin Cabonargi serves as the Executive Director of the PBC.  Additional information about the PBC and its projects can be found at