Alpine has performed a wide array of projects since its inception. Some of our featured projects are:
Des Plaines Oasis
The iconic Oasis crossing I-90 in Des Plaines, IL had to be removed in order to expand the roadway. The Illinois Department of Transportation has proposed a route for a new limited access highway on the west side of O’Hare Airport which would connect with the Jane Addams Tollway at the site of the Des Plaines Oasis. The Oasis is a building on a bridge crossing the freeway that had restaurants and other amenities in it. A good plan had to be together to remove the structure crossing live traffic and was the first if it’s kind ever removed. The plan was executed to perfection and the structure was removed ahead of schedule without incident. An award from the Illinois State Highway Authorty was presented on this project. (Special Recognition Contractor of the Year).
CTA Washington Wabash
Opened in 1896 , the historic train station at Washington and Wabash was removed in order to build a Loop Superstation for the CTA Elevated Trains. Pedestrians, noise, and train traffic had to be taken into consideration for the project. Also certain parts of the station were saved for historical purposes. Again a good plan along with experienced personnel completed the 1st phase of the work in a timely fashion without incident.
1600 N Milwaukee
1600 N. Milwaukee is an old building that is being rejuvenated. As part of the work, the roof of a five story building was removed saving the adjacent brick walls. A plan was put together to minimize shoring required and increase productivity of the demolition. The work was in a congested urban community
Two three story buildings had to be removed on a tight site for a new building. The building demolition was phase. The first building was demolished for the new building while the second building was utilized. After the new building was built the 2nd building was removed in between the new building and another building. Work was performed safely and efficiently.
Stevenson High School
A large renovation was being performed at the Stevenson High School. Before the new construction can start the existing interiors had to be removed. This work is done mostly by hand thru the hard work of our laborers. Tight time frames also have to be met on these projects since most of the work has to be completed over summer when the students are out of school. Attention has to be taken not to damage existing items to remain. The project was completed on scheduled.
Wrigley Field Phase 1 Inner Ball Park Expansion
Alpine performed phase 1 of the Wrigley Field Inner Ball Park Expansion. Concrete ramps, block walls, and bathrooms had to be removed for this project. This project had a very tight time frame since the ball park had to be ready for the first game in spring. A careful plan had to be put together and followed in order to maintain the integrity of the historic stadium. Work had to be carefully scheduled around other trades. The demolition work was performed on schedule with out incident.
Several downtown Chicago multi-story buildings have been demolished including 6 East Lake St. This building had a party wall with an adjacent building owned by Com-Ed. The CTA L-tracks were in front of the building. The east side of the building was along State St and the rear of the building was an alley. Work had to be coordinated with Com-Ed, the City of Chicago, the CTA and adjacent property owners.
The Aurora Hollywood City of Lights was moved and demolished in the Fox River. A careful plan was devised and stringently followed during the move and demolition process. The project was completed with minimal impact on the environment.
Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Alpine removed a five story parking garage for a new bed tower. Work was done in a very short time frame and without any incidents to the customer’s satisfaction. Precision and due care was required to perform the work between an active hospital and live power lines. Alpine used its 345 Hi-Reach to perform the demolition with two other large excavators processing and cleaning up the concrete.
Allstate, Hoffman Estates. A 500,000 SF office complex was demolished, recycling 95% of the material. Concrete and brick from the building was crushed on site and used as fill. The project was very visible off the busy 1-90 tollway. Alpine used its wide array of equipment to accomplish the project.
CTA Wabash Station, Chicago. Seven CTA stations were completely removed, each in a week ends time frame. Platform removal was performed along side live CTA traffic. Safety and scheduling was critical as there was no time that could be wasted due to the tight time frame the customer demanded.
Englewood Fly Over Bridge, Chicago. This large bridge was removed over the Dan Ryan Expressway and the CTA tracks by Alpine. A large amount of coordination and planning was required due to the restraints of multiple agencies.
Please contact Alpine for a list of other projects completed.