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Fifth Third Center

Identification

Fifth Third Center
Gateway Center III
117235

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
tube-in-tube
composite structure
caisson foundation
concrete
white
modernism

Usage

commercial office
shop(s) rail station restaurant

Facts

  • Built directly over the main concourse of Union Station, which was renovated in 1991 by Lucien Lagrange & Associates.
  • The building replaced the 1925 train station concourse, whose 90-foot skylit hall was inspired by ancient Roman baths. The old waiting room survives across the street.
  • The building uses a tube structure - a type of engineering developed by S.O.M. and used in some of the world's tallest buildings. In this case the core is steel and the perimeter is concrete: an unusual arrangement also used in New Orleans' One Shell Square.

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Location

222 South Riverside Plaza
60606
U.S.A.

Technical Data

450.00 ft
450.00 ft
450.00 ft
180.22 ft
240.03 ft
35
1970
1971
3

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Also recorded for this building:

developer, landscape architect, owner, structural engineering, tenant