The Gibbs Building – Hotel Indigo San Antonio, Texas
ChallengeIn 1909, Colonel C.C. Gibbs swooped in and officiated the construction of the first high-rise office building. It was to be eight stories tall, and was built of white glazed brick and terra cotta. Its interior features were just as magnificent, including one of the city's first elevators. As the building has aged, it's historic significance has increased. When the time finally came to renovate and restore the building, the contractors chosen for the job had to be able to not only work with the buildings aging components but also be able to work in the tight spaces of a busy and congested downtown San Antonio.
SolutionHotel Indigo at the Alamo began renovations on the one-of-a-kind Gibbs Building in October 2006, and FSG was chosen as the electrical contractor. For this job, FSG brought it's years of electrical construction experience to tackle every challenge that the nearly one hundred year old building presented. When it came to tight space, FSG utilized off site storage and Just In Time procurement techniques to minimize on-site clutter and help the project run smoothly. FSG also helped the owner by providing different lighting option mock ups to make sure the building's refreshed exterior lighting coordinated well with neighboring properties and the city's historic Alamo district.
ResultIn the end, FSG delivered the project as promised and the renovated Gibbs building brought a fresh revitalization to the beautiful neighborhood it has called home for more than 100 years!
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