Chicago, Illinois

iFLY Indoor Skydiving Facility

Client / Owner

SkyGroup Investment, LLC

Architect / Engineer

Hodges Architecture

Market

Entertainment

Company

Graycor Construction

Project Scope

Graycor Construction was the general contractor for a ground-up, 6,000-square-foot indoor skydiving facility in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. The new two-story building and precast wind tower are supported by pipe piles driven approximately 90 feet below grade, as well as a deep basement surrounded by a steel earth retention system. The wind turbines, located on top of the precast tower, push air down into a 30-foot deep basement. Through detailed engineering, the wind is directed back up to a radius opening, which allows the final skydiving experience.

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