Recovery & Reinvestment in the Region
The Great Lakes Region obligated $843 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, the second highest GSA regional obligation and more than 15% of GSA's total Recovery Act budget of $5.5 billion.
Much of the region's Recovery Act funding went to energy saving efforts, including one of the largest over-clad projects ever done in the United States, providing a new exterior skin and thermal blanket for the A. J. Celebrezze Federal Building in Cleveland (view video featuring the project).
The photo at right shows the building's exterior when it was half-finished and contrasts the uncovered facade in the left foreground with the over-clad facade in the right.
The photo below shows a close-up of the work as it was in progress.