Also known as BMO Tower, the 1.5 million-square-foot edifice has been co-developed by Riverside Investment & Development and Convexity Properties. The building’s class A office spaces will feature 29,000- to 32,000-square-foot efficient floor plates, floor-to-ceiling windows, ceiling spans upwards of 12 feet, and private terraces on select floors.
Amenities will consist of a full-service fitness center, a state-of-the-art conference center, food services and a tenant lounge at the plaza level, and a new 1.5-acre urban park designed by Wolff Landscape Architecture (now a part of the firm Confluence).
Goettsch Partners is the project architect, whose design reinterprets the modern office tower with several unique architectural features. Such features include a tapered massing with multiple setbacks, a set of V-shaped structural transfers anchored to the base, and a corrugated glass and metal facade.
According to the marketing website, future tenants will have access to a multi-level underground garage with parking for 350 cars and an additional 100 bike spaces. The development also lies central of an assortment of other transport options, including the Metra directly across Jackson Boulevard in the newly-renovated Union station.
Various bus lines also lie within a one-block radius, with stops for Routes 1, 7, 28, 37, 60, 121, 124, 125, 126, 151, 156, 157, 192, and 755. Those looking to board CTA L trains will find the Blue Line one block south at Clinton station. The Brown, Orange, Pink, and Purple Lines can also be found nearby at Quincy station, a nine-minute walk east.
Clark Construction is behind the $900 million undertaking. With the core now topped out and the final beam lifted into place this past week, a full completion is anticipated for January 2022.