Tag Archives: Chicago

Time-lapse shows construction of Chicago convention center

Jobsite photography company OxBlue has released a time-lapse video, capturing the recent construction process at McCormick Place in Chicago. Originally built in 1958, the large convention center underwent significant renovation from 2015 to 2017. The edited time-lapse video shows construction from the ground-up through more than 181,000 high-definition photographs.

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Free e-book explores high-strength steel for Chicago high-rise

The Construction Specifier’s series of downloadable e-books continues with an exploration of the different ways steel can be used in construction projects. An article in our newest sponsored e-book looks at the application of steel in construction on a long-vacant parcel of land situated on downtown Chicago’s riverfront.

Situated on a narrow lot adjacent to the Chicago River, the project team for 150 North Riverside utilized some of the world’s highest-strength steel … Continue reading Free e-book explores high-strength steel for Chicago high-rise

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Maximizing Chicago views with strategic railing systems

Downtown Chicago’s Wolf Point West Tower employs aluminum and glass railing systems, which provide occupants with both security and scenic views. The 48-story building, which is the first residential tower built at the confluence of the North, South, and Main branches of the Chicago River, has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification under the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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Historic Chicago hotel adds modern twist

In the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood at the intersection of Cedar and State Streets, Viceroy Chicago offers its hotel guests a much-desired mix of classic charm and modern amenities. Designed by Goettsch Partners, the 13,935-m2 (150,000-sf) property blends the facing of a historic hotel with the comfort of a modern build.

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