April 20, 2022
There’s been an entrepreneurial spirit about Epstein from its very first day in 1921; a maverick type of personality that made it possible for a small, industrially-focused firm at 39th and Pershing Road in Chicago to eventually expand its influence and impact to city skylines and industries around the world.
Our global expansion was primarily fostered because of Raymond and Sidney Epstein’s lifelong love affair with international travel. Raymond’s post-college graduation trip from his father included stops at the Taj Mahal in India and an extended stay in Paris. Sidney had an ear for languages, which would serve him well as the ambassador for new projects throughout the world and in the establishment of offices in Paris, Osaka, Bucharest, Warsaw, and Tel Aviv.
Examples of some of our international projects can be seen in these spreads, which were taken from our recently published book, The Epstein Story: Our First 100 Years, which covers our history, key personnel, core values, as well as our project experience in various industrial, commercial and civic markets.
For this 14-story office building in the Central Business District, local regulations required a zero-shading impact on neighboring residential buildings—a design challenge solved by its unique triangular shape.
High-profile, 44-story mixed-use development located in the center of Warsaw that includes 252 apartments, office and retail space, as well as an underground parking garage.
Warsaw Financial Center
Warsaw’s first “Western-style” high-rise office was designed during a period of transition when Poland
was beginning to adopt new codes, resulting in the tower satisfying both local and U.S. requirements.
Mennica Legacy Tower
This two-building office development, featuring a 35-story tower and 10-story building, used cast-in-place concrete construction that cantilevers up from its base footprint to deliver column free interior spans.
Facility used for the development of proprietary software, the exterior design was developed as a creative abstraction of an underlying rigid order, becoming a physical metaphor of software creation.
This new state-of-the-art poultry plant is equipped with multiple processing systems, a packing line, a smoked goods production line, and a ready meals production line.
This new manufacturing and fabrication facility was developed with the purpose to support sales of oil pumping units to current and future customers in the Middle East, Central Europe and Russia.
Tour Maine — Montparnasse
Upon completion, this 3.25 million-square-foot development included Europe’s tallest office building, a 58-story tower, as well as a sports center, multiple theaters, and a 1,500-car underground parking garage.
Israeli Air Bases
NEGEV DESERT, ISRAEL
These two bases were constructed as a result of the 1978 Israeli-Egyptian Camp David Accord and included runways, aircraft-parking aprons, aircraft shelters, control buildings, barracks and access roads.
The 237,000-square-foot facility was converted from an old match manufacturing plant into a state-of-the-art ham and sausage processing plant.
This new manufacturing and regional office facility was used for the production of extremely high pressure natural gas and petroleum well delivery and pipeline systems.