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111 South Wacker – Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Building: 111 South Wacker
Location: 111 S. Wacker Dr. Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Completion: 2005
Architect: Goettsch Partners, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Electrical Engineer: Gibson Electric & Technology Solutions
Height: 681.22 ft.

AE Interests: world’s first high-rise certified LEED Gold Core and Shell, cable net wall system surrounding lobby,caisson foundation, parking garage makes up first 7 floors, 53 total floors

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Written by Isaac Nimick

September 16, 2015 at 8:44 pm

Posted in Built

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership – Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Building: Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
Location: 610 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Completed: November 2007
Architect: Krueck & Sexton Architects
Associate Architect: VOA Architects
Structural Engineers: Tylk, Gustafson, Reckers, Wilson, Andrews
MEP Engineer: Environmental Systems Design
General Contractor: W.E. O’Neil

AE Interests: folded glass façade, window wall built from 726 individual pieces of glass in 556 different shapes, high-efficiency air filtration, LEED Silver

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Written by Isaac Nimick

September 13, 2015 at 10:25 am

Posted in Built

Joe and Rika Mansueto Library – Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Building: Joe and Rika Mansueto Library
Location: 1100 E. 57th St., Chicago, Illinois
Completion: 2011
Architect: Helmut Jahn – Murphy/Jahn Architects
Structural Engineer: Werner Sobek
MEP Engineer: Environmental Systems Design
Civil and Landscape Engineer: Terra Engineering
Contractor: Barton Malow

AE Interests: elliptical glass dome composed of 691 glazed panels and reaching 35 feet tall at its highest point. Glass at base is transparent to allow unobstructed views, but roughly a third of the way up, a ceramic frit covers 57 percent of the interior surface to reduce glare. Currently, 1 million volumes are stored underground and are accessed by the libraries automatic retrieval system. Constructed using glass and steel.

 

Written by Isaac Nimick

September 2, 2015 at 2:49 pm

Posted in Built

Trump International Hotel and Tower – Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Building: Trump International Hotel & Tower
Location: 401 N. Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Completion: 2009
Architect: Adrian Smith – Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Structural  and Civil Engineer: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Mechanical Engineer: WMA Consulting Engineers, Ltd
Construction Manager: Bovis Lend Lease

AE Interests: Includes three setbacks to acknowledge surrounding skyline. Building has a concrete core with several outriggers. The outriggers connect its central core with an exterior ring of structural columns. Stainless steel, curtain-wall façade. Cassion foundation. Chicago’s second tallest building at 1,388.45 ft. with 98 floors above ground and 2 floors below ground.

 

Written by Isaac Nimick

September 2, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Posted in Built