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.
For the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Skyscraper Building Photography project, our Construction Company client’s project and photo shoot required a bit of strategizing. Strategizing for each client project is typical, but especially necessary for these photos due to not only to photographing the building skyscraper’s full height, but also due to the location & elevation direction. The Lurie Children’s Hospital facility sits one 1.8 acres of land on one of the most visited sections in downtown Chicago – with an estimated 30,000 Northwestern Medicine staff alone in the medical districts area. Affiliated with and sitting on Northwestern Memorial Hospital campus, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago sits in the heart of downtown and inside the bustling mixed-use district of Chicago’s magnificent mile neighborhood where several hotels, residential, offices, restaurants, shopping and museums surround. With our experience photographing buildings in Chicago since 2008, it was easy to balance all of these elements during the photo shoot. Lurie Children’s Hospital’s main elevation faces Chicago Avenue looking North onto the lawn of Musuem of Contemporary Art. With our strategizing, planning and advanced research, Miller+Miller easily planned ahead for a few photographic challenges, strategizing for Lurie’s north facing building facade, and high-rise construction building Chicago photography as desired.
The new construction plans for The Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago high-rise skyscraper medical building included a modern & new building design, and plans to improve the operational efficiency of the medical facility. Construction started in 2008 and completed in 2012. The new Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Building’s construction hospital facility stands 22 floors above the ground and is located in Chicago’s urban neighborhood where buildings extend all the way to the sidewalks with no empty building space left on each square block. The Lurie Children’s Memorial Hospital was 1 building elevation in a list of 15 properties we photographed for our Construction Company client’s portfolio of past construction work. (Click here to view all of our posts & photography of Buildings at Northwestern University in Evanston and Chicago medical campuses)
Miller + Miller Architectural Photography has photographed several new construction hospital & medical centers and skyscraper buildings around Chicago. The concrete, glass and steel built Chicago skyscraper tower sits 1,252,919 feet tall. With the high-rise sitting in the bustling section of downtown Chicago, the location and no option for adding on real estate for the new building design except for going taller, meant the facility would need a unique architectural building design to best fit within the existing neighborhood. The architects final designs included stacking of the upper level of the skyscraper’s floors creatively, with the east and top portion of the building extending a couple of room to the east, toward Lake Michigan. The unique structure viewable from the northside extends looks stacked extending off the building’s base to the east which allowed for more room inside the hospital creatively adding stacked look, maximizing the new Lurie hospital’s medical offices, suites, and space within the glass & steel new building construction’s design.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is located on the Northwestern Memorial Hospital complex campus at 225 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago IL 60611. The Lurie Children’s Hospital building, also reference by the name of Children’s Memorial Hospital, displays a modern & unique approach to high-rise hospital architecture and building design. The Lurie Children’s hospital was architecturally designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz Architects scb.com, Anderson Mikos Architects Ltd and ZGF Architects LLP. Structural Engineer & Building Design for the Lurie medical facility by Magnusson Klemencic Associates and construction services by Affiliated Engineers Inc, M.A. Mortenson Construction Real Estate Development Company, Mortenson.com, Power Construction Company PowerConstruction.net, Mikyoung Kim Design, ArcelorMittal Steel Construction, Harmon Inc harmonic.com, RWDI Consulting Engineers and Scientists.
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