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“Leaning Tower of Granby Street” Savoy Building Project Selected as the Best Renovation

07.25.19 | Category: Awards

Congratulations to the “Leaning Tower of Granby” / Savoy project team! This project has been selected as the Best Renovation/Restoration by Engineering News-Record MidAtlantic.

Hourigan oversaw the adaptive reuse and historic renovation of the iconic Savoy building in historic Downtown Norfolk. The former vacant hotel and jewelry store, originally built in 1906, is now luxury apartments with first floor retail spaces.

The 32,600 SF building, known as the “Leaning Tower of Granby Street,” settled over 12 inches across the footprint, causing a significant lean to the entire structure. To correct the slant in the 3,000-ton, 110-year-old structure, 84 computer-operated hydraulic jacks were used to slowly straighten the structure.

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