The HamiltonDetroit, MI
Sachse Construction recently completed the redevelopment of a 76,300 square foot building known as The Hamilton. The Hamilton is a unique and architecturally significant building located in the booming Midtown neighborhood of Detroit.
A large part of the project was the renovation and restoration of the historic interior spaces as well as the modernization of units. To achieve this, Sachse performed an interior demolition that included abating asbestos and lead as well as removing an out of date boiler and large chimney that ran through several units to the roof of the building. The removal of the boiler and 36” diameter cast iron chimney required careful surgical demolition to ensure the building’s structural integrity remained intact. Following the demolition, The Hamilton received a complete upgrade with new MEP systems, fire protection, and a new elevator.
This project consisted of updating the critical infrastructure of the property, restoring its stunning ballroom, and adding outdoor community space. A specific restoration feature was the plaster ceilings which were restored to look as they did when the building was originally constructed. This was achieved by taking molds of the original patterns.
In addition to faithfully restoring period-appropriate elements, the project team incorporated contemporary amenities to the individual units and the common areas, as well as update the electrical and HVAC systems.