After 6 months of collaborative design efforts with the City, the Developer and the contractors and suppliers involved, a plan to strengthen the 300-ton, 120-year old building to survive the move was developed:
• The existing 24-inch thick stone masonry walls were reinforced with Carbon-Fiber.
• Steel pins were epoxied between the Carbon-Fibered layer and the existing stone.
• The wood roof structure was reinforced and connected to the walls.
• Collar ties were added to the roof structure.
We designed a moving platform consisting of 100 tons of steel (W14x132 beams as close as 22” o.c.) used to lift and transport the building. We also designed the new permanent foundations where the Depot currently rests, waiting for its next role in history.