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The Residences at Rodney Square in the Delaware Trust Building

The project team is believed to have used the highest free-standing crane in the United States, according to the tower crane company, Maxim. The crane stands 24 stories tall at approximately 400 feet.

Listed on the National Register of Historical Places

The renovation of the Delaware Trust Building complex was to create the renamed Residences at Rodney Square. The complex project consisted of the original south building, the two east and west wings and the black glass Hercules Tower. In order to allow more natural light into each apartment unit and to recreate the courtyard between the wings, the Hercules Tower was demolished to ground level. The building demolition required critical planning and consistent communication to avoid disturbing the surroundings of the historic district. After demolition took place, the Gilbane team worked to refurbish the remaining historical buildings and revitalize them to become a luxury apartment complex.

The renovated building includes residential units, parking spaces on three levels, retail, restaurants and an interior courtyard situated on the top level of the garage. The residential component includes a fitness center, Great Room and swimming pool. The residential units consist of studio apartments and two bedroom (with den) apartments. A luxury complex, residents enjoy a 24-hour concierge, located in downtown Wilmington within the historic downtown Rodney Square.


  • 2003 Safe Site Award for the Delaware Trust Building renovations
  • 2004 Best Commercial Project Award, GBCA
  • 2004 Construction Excellence Award, State of Delaware & Delaware Contractors Assoc.
  • 2005 Thomas & William Gilbane Award