The $118,000 exterior renovation of Kalamazoo's "first skyscraper", the Kalamazoo Building, restored an original feature that was lost over six decades ago. Originally completed in 1907, the Kalamazoo Building had a cornice between the seventh and eighth floors, which was removed as a safety precaution in the 1950's.
Utilizing a swing stage at heights of up to 109 feet, Miller-Davis installed a new prefabricated cornice around the entire building. In addition to a custom made flashing self-performed by Miller-Davis, the project also required intricate sub framing to support the cornice.
Miller-Davis Company coordinated project logistics with the City of Kalamazoo and MDOT to make sure code requirements were enforced. A project specific safety plan was implemented to ensure resident and pedestrian safety. Miller-Davis also worked during off hours to help minimize disruption to downtown Kalamazoo businesses.
The renovation lasted seven weeks and was completed in summer 2012.