Colantonio Overhauls Boston’s Eliot Upper School

Eliot Upper School

Boston – Colantonio Inc. has completed renovation of the Eliot Upper School in Boston. Finegold Alexander + Associates was the architect for the project.

The plans called for the demolition of the entire existing building within the property boundaries of the existing exterior brick wall. The floor demolition was done extremely carefully to avoid damaging the exterior brickwork.

During demolition, Colantonio had temporary interior bracing installed to support the existing exterior walls and the interior four-story support wall, which resulted in a spider-web-like pattern.

Starting with the first floor, they put down the decking and poured the concrete. Each completed deck supported a mini crane, which was used to bring the steel in through the façade and the bracing.