150 N. Riverside
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150 N. Riverside

This 54-story iconic structure is located on the west bank of the Chicago River. With only 80 feet of usable land, the distinctive sloping face is both aesthetically pleasing and a structural necessity. An 888-ringer crane on sectional barges was deployed in the Chicago River for erecting the precast plaza tees and the massive double W36x935 columns. The large 888 capacities allowed for the unitization of the north and south moment frames – weighing in at 250,000 lbs each. The structure boasts over 1.2 million square feet of office space with some of the best views in the city. 70KSI columns were used for the first time in North America, saving hundreds of tons of steel while creating a stronger, more rigid building. The roof has a mass tune dampener to counteract the wind load imposed on the building. The precast plaza and parking garage were also erected by CSC. The plaza creates a green space along the Chicago River that truly sets it apart in the heart of the business district. The building is one of the most-awarded towers in Chicago, receiving national and international acclaim:
2018 3rd place, Emporis Global Skyscraper Awards
2017 Chicago Innovation Award
2017 Commercial Development of the Year, Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards (CCREA)
2016 Office Development of the Year, NAIOP Chicago Chapter
2017 Developer of the Year, Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards (CCREA)
2017 National Grand Award, American Council of Engineering Companies
2018 National ‘Award of Excellence’, Best Tall Building Category, Council on Tall Buildings & Urban Habitats
2018 Vision Award, Bold Design Solution, Urban Land Institute
2018 Best Office Development & Architecture for Americas, International Property Awards
2016 Jurors’ Favorite/Most Innovative, Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
2017 Top Building Team (Platinum Award), Building Design & Construction magazine
2017 Best Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Project, ENR Midwest
2017 Best Overall Project, ENR Midwest
2018 National Award, Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS2), American Institute of Steel Construction
2018 Global Finalist, Best Office Building, MIPIM Global Real Estate Awards
2018 Build Americas Award – National Project of the Year, American Contractors Association
2017 Top 10 Global Skyscrapers, Dezeen Magazine
2018 Best New Event Space, Crain’s Chicago Business
2017 Best New Office Tower, Chicago Magazine
2017 Best Architecture of the Year, Chicago Tribune