More improvements coming for South Bend's tallest building

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - South Bend is giving a big boost to an improvement project at the city’s tallest building.

The South Bend Board of Public Works on Tuesday awarded three contracts worth more than $875,000 in total.

The city continues to partner with Washington Square Development to renovate the 25-story building now known as the Liberty Tower at Main and Washington streets.

“Upper level roof, exterior masonry repair and coating, and main storefront at the east and south ends of the grade level or the main level on Washington Street and Main Street,” architect Gregory Kil explained.

The city work will essentially complete the exterior portion of the renovation project.

So far, enough interior work has been done to accommodate a hotel.

The developer will next turn attention to the space on floors six through 25 and plans to create condo and apartment space