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, will become 44 luxury apartments with first floor retail spaces.
The 32,600 SF building, known as the “Leaning Tower of Granby Street,” has 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. Upon completion, the building’s renovation will include a nod to the 1906 classic original architecture, including the original terra cotta and granite elements, salvaged brick veneer, and iconic trim.