Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mulligan Building Sparkles as Renovation Nears End

Crews Complete Work on Historic Building’s Exterior

Less than one year after El Paso’s former City Hall was demolished to make way for a Triple-A baseball stadium, renovation work is nearing completion on a 73,000 square foot building that will house some of the City’s departments.
The Mulligan Building’s newly renovated façade is illuminated on a recent morning in Downtown El Paso. (In*Situ Architecture)

The Mulligan Building has undergone an impressive $13.7 million rehabilitation that will make it ready for both the Information Technology and the Engineering & Construction Management departments of the City of El Paso.

The newest images posted at the website of the project’s architect, In*Situ Architecture of El Paso (www.insituarc.com), show updated views of both the exterior and interior of the structure. Outside, the beige façade that for decades covered up historic brickwork underneath has been removed, revealing architectural details preserved from the building’s origins.
A “bullpen” area inside the Mulligan Building. (In*Situ Architecture)

Storefronts, awnings, larger windows, and brick and concrete detail are all part of the improvements to the building’s exterior. Street trees have also been added to the sidewalks that line the outer perimeter of the structure.

Inside, the five stories and basement are nearly ready for the City to move in. The top floor includes “daylight monitor” skylights, while the first floor contains a service garage and electric car stations.
A daytime view of the newly rehabilitated Mulligan Building in Downtown El Paso. (In*Situ Architecture)

The building, constructed in 1915 by Irish immigrant John Mulligan, was donated to the City of El Paso in 2012 by local businessman Paul Foster, one of the owners of the Triple-A baseball team whose new stadium is currently under construction at the former City Hall site.
Electric car charging stations on the first floor of the Mulligan Building. (In*Situ Architecture)

The City has not yet announced an opening date for the Mulligan Building, but it should open up in the coming months. It is located at the corner of Campbell Street and Mills Avenue in Downtown El Paso.