Tag Archives: Chicago

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 and largest-rolled shaped … Continue reading Free e-book explores high-strength steel for Chicago high-rise

+ Read More

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).

+ Read More

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.

+ Read More

Tall buildings conference coming to Chicago

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s (CTBUH’s) Tall + Urban Innovation Conference will take place at Chicago’s Aqua Tower from May 30 to 31. The annual symposium explores and celebrates the best in innovative buildings, urban spaces, building technologies, and construction practices from around the world.

+ Read More