110 North Wacker Chicago Skyscraper Building Photography

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110 N Wacker Chicago skyscraper building photography


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110 North Wacker Chicago

This next post features architectural photography of the 110 North Wacker Chicago skyscraper building, Chicago’s newest premier Chicago office tower. The mixed-use office and retail building architecture is set between prestigious Wacker Drive and the Chicago River within Chicago’s iconic skyline.  As a Chicago architectural photographer team, MILLER+MILLER is moving often around downtown Chicago photographing properties and developments. As commercial photographers photographing portfolio and marketing property images, this give us a sneak peek into what’s new, building growth, and developments blooming up within the city. From Chicago’s skyscrapers, urban developments, rooftops, riverfront properties, to hot new restaurants, and newly constructed buildings, with each new property is a change to the skyline of Chicago.  With our camera and eyes looking up from the ground for a commercial architecture photography project, or our camera up in the sky for drone aerial photography and architectural video drone vantage view points, we enjoy viewing numerous changes and often have a first-hand look into the urban Chicago modern skyscraper architecture developments and witnessing the evolution of Chicago’s vast skyline views.  

The Class A+ 110 North Wacker Chicago building is a 1.5 million-square-foot premier downtown Chicago office tower and mixed-use property.  The 55-story building with Chicago riverfront is boasting spectacular city views and Chicago Riverwalk access.  The skyscraper location is within Chicago’s Central Business District in the West Loop submarket.  Howard Hughes Corporation is the developer for the Chicago skyscraper development.  Chicago is proud to welcome Howard Hughes, a developer and operator of master planned communities and mixed-use properties nationwide spanning 14 states from New York to Hawaii, and now in Chicago.  One of our niche client’s is photographing inside corporate commercial real estate and office building photography. Below are a few highlights for this new development under construction in downtown Chicago.

110 North Wacker Chicago Building Highlights:* 
– Approx. 1,530,000 rentable square feet
– Dramatic 40-ft high lobby
– 45-ft wide riverwalk
– Floor plates varying from 26,000 to 30,000 rsf
– High performance glass and aluminum curtain wall
– State of the art building systems and telecommunications infrastructure
– Robust amenities
– West Elevation setbacks maximize views up and down the Chicago River
– Setbacks provide a unique architectural identity to the property
– Roof 815 feet
– Floors Count 55
– The Tallest all-commercial building in Chicago since Two Prudential Plaza in 1990
– Alternative building name: Bank of America Tower
– Construction of 110 North Wacker started in 2018
– At the time of this article, Bank of America Investment Bank and Financial Services Company has committed to leasing 500,000 sq feet of office space in the building and Perkins Coie Law Firm has also signed a lease at the 110 North Wacker property.
– The project is designed to achieve LEED Gold certification

*Highlights Sources:  http://110northwacker.com/the-building.php and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/110_North_Wacker

The building is designed by Chicago-based, award-winning architect Goettsch Partners, renowned for their high-rise design and technical expertise. The tower is wrapped in a high-performance aluminum-and-glass curtain wall, showcasing sweeping views up and down the Chicago river, as well as of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan.  The modern architectural style utilizes a steel structure, concrete core construction, high performance floor to ceiling glass, 9’-6” clear ceiling height, and high-end stone elements at the pedestrian level and lobbies. The building provides state-of-the art office space, amenities, and notable public outdoor environments.  A 45-foot-high lobby is enclosed by a cable-supported glass wall, and sculpted, folded-limestone cladding covers the elevator cores. The transparency of the low-iron glass wall virtually eliminates the distinction between interior and exterior space, with the lobby and streetscape becoming one. 

Described as situated on the last true “trophy” office site development parcel with nearby access to major every metro transportation system. Goettsch Partners says “the site would have been developed many years ago if not for its trapezoidal shape. Given that the east and west property lines are not parallel, fitting a typical Class A office floor plate, including the center core and desired lease spans, is a challenge.  In addition, for any site along the river, the city requires a 30-foot-wide publicly accessible riverwalk, further complicating the site.  The design addresses the challenges with an unusual stepped center core, which allows for a 45-foot lease span on each side. To avoid an angled perimeter, the west wall has a series of 30-foot-wide, five-foot setbacks, accommodating an orthogonal, five-foot planning module throughout the building.”  The series of architectural setbacks along the west facade creates 14 corner-office opportunities per floor. The riverwalk setbacks also helped to create the building’s distinctive form that accentuates the building’s verticality and avoids the pure box-like appearance of typical office towers.  Three large, “tree-like” column structural elements transfer out the tower columns along the river and further open 45-foot-wide Chicago riverwalk at the building site.

The location is between Wacker with the Chicago River and bounded by Washington and Randolph Streets, the 110 North Wacker building includes robust amenities such as a well-appointed conference center, board rooms, quick casual dining, a large professionally-operated fitness center as well as approximately 100 valet and reserved parking stalls. The project delivers a lushly landscaped public riverwalk and park at the base of the building as well as 360 feet of Riverwalk frontage with pedestrian paths. The Goettsch Partners’s building design provides a 45-foot-wide riverwalk that is covered, but effectively open to the sky, 55 feet above.   

The glass curtain wall enclosure was completed at the time of this photo.  However, the new Chicago high-rise skyscraper development is currently under construction and is set to open in Q4 of 2020.  The mixed-use office tower will feature an abundance of retail and dining options, state-of-the-art building systems, and an arts program.  In addition, approximately half of the site is being allocated for public open space.

Project Participants:
Venture Partner: Howard Hughes Corporation
Real Estate Investment & Development Company: Riverside Investment & Development
Architect Firm & Designer: Goettsch Partners
Clark Construction Main Contractor & Civil Construction Firm:  Clark Construction
Commercial Real Estate Services:  CBRE Group, Inc. 
Chicago Architectural Photographers:  MILLER+MILLER Architectural Photography 

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150 North Riverside Chicago

150 North Riverside Chicago

150 North Riverside Chicago

150 North Riverside is one of Chicago’s most impressive new skyscrapers situated alongside the Chicago River.  The highrise skyscraper building is is 53 stories tall with a height of 747 feet to the roof.  This large building only encompasses an impressive twenty-five percent of the lot. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.  The building features a stunningly beautiful LED art display designed by Yuge Zhou, Director and Curator of 150 Media Stream

The large building’s Architect, Chicago based Goettsch Partners, www.gpchicago.com utilized an ingenious cantilever design to maximize the amount of office space above the small two-acre lot along side the high demand west bank Chicago river real estate. At the ENR Midwest 2017 Best Projects Awards ceremony Goettsch Partners’ high rise project was presented with multiple awards including the top honor “Project of the Year award”. The masterpiece was also recognized as Best Project in the Office/Retail/Mixed-Use category.

Chicago, Illinois & Bethesda, Maryland based Clark Construction www.clarkconstruction.com completed work on the superstructure in 2017 and won a “Build America Award” for building this 54-story office tower with 1.2 million square feet of leasable space cantilevering off a concrete core enclosed in a curtainwall façade.

The developer for 150 N Riverside was Chicago, IL based John O’Donnell, Riverside Investment and Development Company.  150 North Riverside boasts 1.2 million square foot ofClass A+ office development located in the dynamic West Loop submarket. Located at the confluence of the three branches of the Chicago River, the Project offers a premiere location, convenient access to all major transportation systems, premium view corridors, large open floor plates and lobbies, and state-of-the-art building technology. Situated in between Randolph and Lake St  this transit oriented site is steps away from commuter and CTA rail lines. On-site amenities include a conference center, board rooms, a luxury restaurant, a 6,000 Square Foot fitness center as well as 100 valet and reserved parking stalls. The Project delivers an unprecedented 1.5 acre landscaped public park at the base of the building as well as 360 feet of Riverwalk frontage. The modern architectural style utilizes a steel structure, concrete core construction, high performance floor to ceiling glass, 9’-6”clear ceiling height, and high end stone elements at the pedestrian level and lobbies. The iconic design has achieved LEED Gold pre-certification and features the most technologically advanced mechanical and building systems in the market.

The structural engineer was Seattle, Washington based Magnusson Klemencic Associates.  Class A office tower on an extremely challenging site adjacent to the Chicago River and active Amtrak rail lines.  In response to the multiple site challenges, the building features an innovative, tapered superstructure design to create a footprint equal to just 25% of the tower’s floor area.  Building accelerations are managed with 12 liquid mass dampers, and the project includes many innovations and engineering “firsts,”  including the development of a thin concrete central building core structural system; use of the largest rolled steel sections in the world; design of a high-capacity primary foundation system using half as many support pilings; and many more.  Awards include: 2016 Jurors’ Favorite/Most Innovative Structure, Excellence in Structural Engineering, Structural Engineers Association of Illinois, 2017 Building Team Award, Platinum Award, Building Design + Construction, 2017 New Construction Chicago Over $55 Million Finalist, Chicago Building Congress Merit Awards. MILLER+MILLER specializes in High-rise Skyscraper Buildings Photography and much more.

John ODonnell Chicago Developer

John ODonnell Chicago Developer

Magnusson Klemencic Associates Structural Engineer

Magnusson Klemencic Associates Structural Engineer

Goettsch Partners Chicago Architect

Goettsch Partners Chicago Architect

Clark Construction Company Chicago Builder

Clark Construction Company Chicago Builder


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