Colored Precast Panels Brighten Chicago’s Chinatown

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Title: Colored Precast Panels Brighten Chicago’s Chinatown

Author(s): Scott S. Pickard

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 3

Issue: 12

Appears on pages(s): 28-32

Keywords: architectural concrete; colored concrete; colors (materials); concrete construction; concrete finishes; decorating; earthquake resistant structures; hollow core slabs; paints; precast concrete; prefabrication.

Date: 12/1/1981

Abstract:
A nine-story, 139-unit building for the elderly in Chicago’s Chinatown was built of totally precast concrete elements. Featuring shop-fabricated precast concrete ornamental panels coated in bright red and green aliphatic urethane colors, the building clearly reflects the Chinese culture of its tenants and the surrounding community.