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Grand Prairie House Leveling Services Foundation Repair is your number one foundation repair Directory and foundation repair contractor network in the Grand Prairie area. Experts efficiently handle all types of foundation issues so that you can return to normal life activities as quickly as possible. No foundations are out of our reach. Advanced technology is used creating solutions to solve every unwanted foundation problem you may have.
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will develop a customized service plan to contain and control foundations in your home. Below lists some services and areas of expertise:
- Concrete Lifting and Leveling
- Settlement Sinking
- Sagging Crawl Space
- Floor Cracks
- Uneven Floors
- Sticking Windows and Doors
- Tilting Chimneys
- Foundation Pier Systems
- Helical Deck Piers
- Crawl Space Support Posts
Grand Prairie House Leveling Services’s foundation service network helps you find professionals located in Grand Prairie, TX. It has been family owned and operated for years where it has grown into a diverse selection of Foundation Repair experts. Pros will provide complete foundation repair service no matter how complex.
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The LeVeque Tower is a 47-story Art Deco-style building in Columbus, Ohio. Located at 50 West Broad Street (US 40), it was the tallest building in Columbus from 1927 until 1974 when the Rhodes State Office Tower was completed. The LeVeque Tower is 555 feet 6 inches (169.32 m) tall, which at the time of its completion made it the tallest building between New York City and Chicago and the fifth tallest building in the world. It was meant to be built exactly one half-foot taller than the Washington Monument in Washington D.C.
The LeVeque Tower was commissioned by the American Insurance Union and originally called the American Insurance Union Citadel (AIU Citadel for short). The term "citadel" was chosen for its strong and enduring connotations, which the AIU wanted to convey to the public. Its creation was spearheaded by the leader of the AIU, local magnate John J. Lentz. It was designed by architect C. Howard Crane. Its construction cost approximately $8 million.
Its construction occurred along with a massive revitalization of the riverfront area in downtown Columbus after much of the area had severe problems with flooding. In addition to the tower, a new Columbus City Hall, the 14-story Ohio Courts Building, and the widening of the Scioto River were all undertaken during the same period. The tower was originally only going to be around 480 feet (150 m) tall, but for promotional purposes the leaders of the AIU decided to have the architect augment the original design, so the tower would be 555.5 feet (169.3 m) tall, or 1 foot (0.30 m) taller than the Washington Monument. This aspect of the building was often played up in marketing campaigns. Today, using better measuring devices, it is now known the Washington Monument is 555 feet 5 1⁄8 inches (169.294 m) tall, making the tower only 7⁄8 inch (22 mm) taller than the Washington Monument.
The tower is a steel-frame building covered in glazed architectural terra-cotta tiles with an oak-bark texture. The building is extremely stable because its foundation goes all the way down to bedrock. C. Howard Crane devised a system derived from the method used to build the foundations for the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge. Construction workers sank caissons into the ground, then removed the dirt from inside their pressurized walls. Though costly, this method was necessary due to the tower's proximity to the Scioto River, causing ground water to be only a few yards below the surface. Both from the standpoint that the equipment and power needed to run it (air compressors, decompressors) but also because working in a pressurized environment is very taxing on the workers. It was also time-consuming to get workers prepared for their shifts as they had to go through a process of depressurization to prevent decompression sickness. All said, some workers would only spend 30 minutes actually digging before heading back to the surface. The foundation resulted in the longest leg of the building process.
Five people lost their lives during the construction of the tower. One fell from the steel framing. Four others died during the construction of the foundation when a pocket of noxious gas was opened during digging. The gas overwhelmed the workers, and they fell into the hole of the foundation.
Originally, the building's exterior featured a large number of sculptures. However, for legal and safety reasons many of them were removed because the terra-cotta began to crumble and fall to the street. Lost sculptures include four 18 feet (5.5 m) eagles at the corners of the building at the 36th floor and four 20 feet (6.1 m) statues of colossus and youth on the sides of the building at the setback of the 40th floor; these were actually removed, so Mr. LeVeque could have a view from his office. The spaces left by the departed sculpture serve as the bases for lights used to illuminate the tower.
Originally the two wings of the building were used as a 600-room addition for the Deshler-Wallick Hotel, the city's leading hotel at the time and one of the world’s largest. The hotel's large mirrored ballroom was also contained in the LeVeque Tower. Part of this space now serves as passage from an adjacent parking garage into the lobby of the tower. The hotel space in the tower was converted into offices and the Deshler Hotel, later operated by Hilton Hotels, was demolished in 1970.
Due to the Great Depression and the high construction cost of the tower, the American Insurance Union went bankrupt, and sold the building in order to redeem unpaid policies. John Lincoln and Leslie L. LeVeque purchased the tower in 1945 for a fraction of its construction cost and also a fraction of what the company owed to policy holders, subsequently those holding policies never received the full amount they were owed. (LeVeque was the designer of an automatic pinsetter which became known as the Columbus pinsetter. LeVeque died in a plane crash in 1946 and AMF later purchased the patent for his pinsetter.)
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