Photo by Aeon Preservation The project required restoration of the tower's cupola and ballroom, and the replacement of more than 350 windows. Related Links: See all of the Best of the Best Projects 2012 Winners Entries for ENR's First Global Best Projects Competition Are Due Feb. 28 Originally completed in 1925, Miami's Freedom Tower has been a community icon ever since the federal government used the 14-story building during the 1960s and 1970s to process, document and provide health-care services for Cuban immigrants. But it was only in 2010 that the structure underwent its first top-to-bottom exterior restoration.The renovation of
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.