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RICHARD J. DALEY. Mayor
GEORGE L. DEMENT, Commissioner of Public Works
WILLIAM E. DOWNES Jr., Commissioner of Aviation
JOHN C. MELANIPHY, Corporation Counsel
ALVIN L. WEBER, Comptroller
JOHN F. WARD. Purchasing Agent
CHARLES F. MURPHY
Interior view of completed Terminal Building *8 with waiting room seating in place. Concessions are
located on this level behind glass wall on right with airline offices on mezzanine above. Terminal
Buildings have been in operation since January 16, 1962.
July 1, 1962
Mr. George L. DeMent
Commissioner of Public Works
Chicago 2, Illinois
Dear Commissioner DeMent: Chicago - O'Hare International Airport
Progress Report No . 37
Following is the report on construction progress at Chicago - O'Hare
International Airport for the period since the last report dated February 1,
Since the start of construction in March 1959, 48 contracts having a total value
of approximately $114,000,000 have been completed. Nine contracts are in
progress with construction valued at approximately $9,700,000 in place to date.
Since the last report, the following contracts have been completed:
RB-11 Eastern Air Lines Hangar $3,810,681.60
RB-16 Concourse Buildings 11,656,322.20
RB-19 Trans World Airlines Hangar 4,828,959.62
RB-21 Joint Airfreight Buildings # 1 & # 2 1,492,061.41
RB-30 Northwest-Braniff Hangar 1,454,197.04
RB-33 Utilities- Phase II 1,560,390.34
RB-35 Heating & Refrigeration Plant 4,359,836.08
RB-36 Ozark Air Lines Hangar 572,705.90
RB-37 Flying Tiger Cargo Facility 950,055.01
RB-38 Fire Station 532,718.91
RB-41 Apron and Taxiway Paving 6,297,692.46
RB-42 Restaurant Structure & Curtain Wall 913,314.00
RB-43 United Air Lines Hangar Extension 2, 164,267.61
RB-46 Tunnel Utilities, Phase I 1,883,248.00
RB-50 Terminal Buildings Seating 82,080.00
RB-51 Service Road & Asphalt Paving 774, 102.72
RB-52 Airfield Lighting, Phase I 433,857.35
RB-54 Reservoir Outfall Structure 71,551.00
Following are reports on remaining contracts in the First Stage Development
RB-23 / Fueling System, Satellite & Terminal Areas : Underground piping is being
installed adjacent to concourse ff 3. All other work is completed and the
fueling system is in operation serving all gate positions in use in the new
RB-44, Parking Lot & Lower Level Road : The remaining section of the parking lot
is being graded and sub-grade is being prepared for paving. Sidewalks and
curbs are being constructed. It is estimated that the entire parking lot with
the exception of an area adjacent to the existing water reservoir will be
completed and in operation in September.
RB-47, Restaurant Superstructure: Precast wall panels are being installed in the
lower level. Interior masonry walls are being erected. Structural concrete
work within the building has been completed and structural steel is being
erected for the kitchen and private dining room enclosures. Heating and
plumbing piping and ductwork is being installed thoughout the building.
Efforts are being concentrated to complete the lower level area at the
earliest possible date. Work on the overall contract is substantially on
RB-48, Entrance Road Lighting: Work started on the final phase of this contract
on June 25th. This work will remove temporary light standards and install
permanent poles at the old intersection of the entrance road and Mannheim
Road before relocation.
RB-49, S?gns / Clocks and Public Address System: The signs and the clock system
have been completed. The public address system is in operation, but special
heat resistant speakers remain to be installed in the ceiling area where
heating elements are located.
RB-53, Hangar Area Paving: Grading and preparation of sub-grade for apron paving
adjacent to building *3 is completed. Two gate positions have been paved
and are now being used by tenant airlines on a restricted basis. Some delay
has been encountered due to requests by tenant airlines for the addition of
underground starting systems and other revisions.
RB-55, Exterior Signing: Bids for traffic and directional signs were received on
May 1, 1962. Since bids exceeded estimates drawings are being revised and
this contract will be rebid shortly.
RB-56, Airfield Lighting, Phase II: Bids for this work which will complete the air-
field lighting system provided in the revenue bond program were received on
June 4, 1962. The low bidder was Premier Electrical Contractors, Inc. with
a bid of $59,454.00. Work was started on June 20th.
RB-57, Landscaping: Bids were received on April 17, 1962. The low bid of
$244,620. 15 was submitted by G . Wilken Landscaping Co. Work was
started on April 25th. Excessive heat early in the year delayed some of
the planting work. Some shrubbery was installed in the Terminal Area and
along the entrance road. Remaining landscape work will be completed in
the next planting season in Fall.
RB-58, Grading, Topsoiling and Seeding : Engineering has been completed and
bids will be received in July for this work which includes general grading
of the airport and topsoiling and seeding in the Terminal and Hangar Areas.
RB-59, Mail Boxes : Bids were received on April 12, 1962 for mail boxes to be in-
stalled in the terminal buildings. The low bidder was George F. Moring Co.
with a bid of $1 1,500.00. Fabrication of this equipment started May 28th .
RB-60, International Building ^2, Foundations & Structural Framing : Only one bid
was received on June 5th for this work. This bid which was not felt to be
competitive was rejected and this contract will be rebid with Contract
RB-64. Entire International Building will then be constructed as a single
RB-61, Fire Protection System: Bids were received on June 22, 1962. The low
bidder was S.J. Reynolds Co. with a bid of $387, 1 17.00. Bids are being
reviewed and a starting date has not yet been established. This contract
provides new equipment in the old water reservoir for additional fire pro-
tection, fire sprinkler mains in storage areas in the terminal buildings, and
other miscellaneous work on the fire protection system.
RB-63, Central Heating & Air Conditioning Control System: Engineering is pro-
ceeding for this supervisory control system which will monitor heating and
air conditioning equipment throughout the terminal area.
RB-64, International Building Superstructure & Expanded Weather Sta tion: Engineer-
ing is nearing completion and bids for this work will be solicited shortly.
Attached is a report received from the City Comptroller showing the activity of the
revenue bond funds.
Yours very truly,
Charles F. Murphy
Interior of Heating & Refrigeration Plant showing high temperature water generators and control panels.
Refrigeration machines in the Heating & Refrigeration Plant. This contract is completed and the air
conditioning system is in operation.
RICHARD J. DALEY
ALV1N L. WEBER
OTTO H. LOSER
THOMAS F. MURPHY
CITY OF CHICAGO
OFFICE OF THE CITY COMPTROLLER
ROOM 501. CITY HALL. CHICAGO 2. ILLINOIS
TELEPHONE, RANDOLPH 6-8OOO
July 1, 1962
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
The proceeds from the sale of $lli5,000,000 par value Chicago-0' Hare International
Airport Revenue Bonds on March 2, 1959 and February 28, 1961 aggregated $ll;l;, 290,851;, con-
sisting of $ll;2,312,000 principal, $1,153,851; accrued interest and $825,000 premium. As
much of the money as practicable has been continually invested in U. S. Treasury securities.
The cash and securities are held by the trust department of The First National Bank of Chi-
cago. Investment income received on the Interest During Construction Fund to December 31,
1961 was credited to that Fund inasmuch as the Fund was invested in such manner that the
cost of the investments, together with income on the investments, provided the exact amount
required to pay interest coupons on outstanding revenue bonds to January 1, 1962 . Invest-
ment income received on all other Funds to June 30, 1962 has been credited to the General
Construction Fund under the terms of the bond ordinance.
Proceeds from sale of revenue
bonds, March 2, 1959 and
February 28, 1961
Interest received on investments
Balance June 30, 1962
Cash on deposit
U. S. Government securities,
$30,1^0,000 $ 95,7U0,6hIi
30,OliO,691 9U, 659, 178
$ U29,309 $ 10,369,2U9
The above data are as reflected on the records in the office of the City Comp-
troller and are correct.
Alvin L. Weber <(
Aerial view of Terminal Area showing preparation of sub-grade for paving of remaining section of
parking lot. Tree holes for landscaping can be seen in foreground. Circular restaurant building
between terminals is under construction and is scheduled to be completed later this year.
Terminal Building ^2 (Building *4) as seen from beneath the elevated roadway. Departing passengers
use the upper level roadway and arriving passengers claim baggage on the lower level and board
transportation for the City.
Ticketing lobby on the upper level of Building
Interior of concourse building with departure lounges where passengers wait to board aircraft.
Overall view of airport as construction under the First Stage Development Program nears
completion. Hangar Area is in the left foreground and Terminal Area to the upper right.
Aerial view of the Terminal Area. Final section of the apron paving is being installed adjacent
to Building "3 in the mid-foreground. Cargo Area is seen in the upper right.
Circular restaurant building under construction between terminal buildings. Temporary passages
through this building connecting the terminals and concourses allow normal terminal operation
Close up of
in center .
old terminal building which will be remodelled for use as an International Terminal
of utilities and preparation of sub-grade for final section of apron paving is seen
CHICAGO -O'H ARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
EXPENDITURES FROM REVENUE BOND ACCOUNT
TOTAL ACTUAL EXPENDITURE
VALUE OF CONTRACTS AWARDED
V DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN
iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Estimated expenditures revised to reflect latest cost estimates
as reported May 18, 1962.
Completed bulk fuel storage area now in operation supplying aircraft by underground fueling system.
Capacity of the storage area is approximately 4,000,000 gallons. An additional 1,000,000 gallons
of fuel is also stored in the underground satellite tanks around the Terminal Area.
Fuel filters and oil separators for underground fueling system in Terminal Area. Truck Fill Stand is
seen at right.
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