Author: Anna Brovont
Title: Relocation of Historic Vautravers Building, Chicago, IL
Description: Wolfe House Movers relocated the 127-year-old Vautravers Building in Chicago as part of the Chicago Transit Authority’s Red-Purple Line modernization project. The move allowed the CTA to straighten the curve in the tracks that was built into the line to bypass the building, resulting in faster commuter times. Wolfe used unified jacking machines and push-pull rams with XY skates to lift the 840-ton building and slide it 30′ west and 4′ south over steel roll beams.