A Modern Makeover: Transforming the Mid-City Tower in Baton Rouge, LA

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A Modern Makeover: Transforming the Mid-City Tower in Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge, LAThe Mid-City Tower at 5700 Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge, LA has been a fixture in the city’s skyline since it was completed in 1966. But even historic buildings need updates to keep up with the times. That’s where Benson & Falgout came in – our team was given the task of giving this iconic building a much-needed facelift.

Our client wanted to give the building a modern touch while respecting its historical importance. After careful thought and planning, they decided that updating the colors and waterproofing the exterior would be the best approach. This not only gives the building a fresh look but also boosts its energy efficiency and safeguards it from potential damage.

To achieve the desired results for Mid-City Tower, we began with preparing the surface for the new sealant by meticulously removing any existing material and ensuring proper adhesion with a porous primer. The sealant was then applied to all vertical and horizontal control joints on every elevation of the high-rise office building for a professional finish. We also took the extra step of installing soft closed cell backer rods to prevent any potential issues with three-sided adhesion. 

We also gave special attention to the building’s windows by wet sealing them from the 2nd to the 14th floor. This involved manually and mechanically removing old sealant, applying a primer for adhesion, and using a urethane sealant for a smooth finish. With these updates, we were able to improve the building’s energy efficiency and protect it from potential leaks or damage. 

To complete the modern makeover, we meticulously cleaned the exterior walls using pressure washing and biological cleaners. Afterward, we applied a waterproof coating, followed by an oil-based primer and a water-based acrylic coating in a new color chosen by our client.The result? A stunning transformation of the building’s 1966 appearance into a sleek, modern tower—an exemplary success story in the revitalization of Baton Rouge’s historically significant Mid-City.

We’re proud to have been a part of this project, preserving the history and integrity of this iconic building while giving it a modern update. If you’re looking for expert commercial waterproofing and renovation services in Louisiana, Texas or Colorado, look no further than Benson & Falgout. Let us help bring your vision to life. Get in touch with us today!


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