Developed by Riverside Investment & Development and Convexity Properties, the tower is one of Chicago’s tallest new office developments, standing 727 feet in height. Programming will span 1.5 million square feet, and include in-office features such as floor plates ranging from 29,000 to 32,000 square feet, ceiling heights up to 12 feet, floor-to-ceiling windows, and spacious private terraces on select floors.
The building will also come with a variety of amenities and common areas, such as a full-service fitness center, a hotel-caliber conference center, various dining options, and a new 1.5-acre park at the foot of the tower.
Goettsch Partners has served as the architecture firm behind the edifice, whose massing tapers via a series of north-facing terraced setbacks. The exterior incorporates a uniquely corrugated glass and metal facade to add additional texture and light play. The firm has also envisioned six prominent structural transfers which will also anchor the base while drawing the eye upward to the rest of the facade. The park was designed by Wolff Landscape Architecture (now part of Confluence), and offers both open grass space as well as garden areas and alcoves for tenants and visitors.
Underground will be multi-level parking garage with room for 350 vehicles and 100 bikes. The tower also connects directly to the neighboring Union station, with trains for both the Amtrak and Metra within close walking distance. Those looking to board buses will find an array of options within just a block of the site, with access to Routes 1, 7, 28, 37, 60, 121, 124, 125, 126, 151, 156, 157, 192, and 755. CTA L Blue Line is a block south at Quincy station. The next closest L service is available for the Brown, Orange, Pink, and Purple Lines via Quincy station, a nine-minute walk to the east.
Clark Construction is serving as general contractor, while BMO Harris Bank will be the anchor tenant for the nearly $1 billion development. According to an article by the Chicago Sun Times, approximately 3,000 of the bank’s 7,000 Chicago-based employees are expected to begin moving in spring 2022.