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900 North Michigan

Identification

900 North Michigan
116825

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
concrete
caisson foundation
glass
limestone
curtain wall
white dark green dark yellow
postmodernism
castle-like roof

Usages

residential condominium commercial office hotel shopping center
restaurant parking

Facts

  • Topped with 4 ornamental lanterns, which change color for the Christmas season.
  • The original design was a postmodern homage to the Vienna Secessionist style of architect Otto Wagner, with a wide arched roof.
  • The exterior is sheathed in limestone and light reflective green glass.
  • The building combines 5 major uses:  a seven-story atrium shopping mall; a Four Seasons Hotel; office space in the tower's lower section; condominiums on the higher floors; and one of the city's largest parking garages.
  • The building consists of a concrete frame built on top of a steel skeleton. Since the building's material switches midway up, the first cranes had to be taken down for two weeks while new cranes for concrete were installed.
  • Commonly referred to as the "Bloomingdale's Building" because of the shopping mall's anchor tenant.

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Location

900 North Michigan Avenue
60611
Near North Side
Downtown
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

871.00 ft
871.00 ft
871.00 ft
66
1987
1989
1,710
$74,109,000

Involved Companies

MANNTECH Building Maintenance Systems

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Perkins & Will
acoustics consultant, consultant, developer, electrical contractor, elevator supplier, escalator supplier, facade consultant, facade designer, facade maintenance system supplier, facade supplier, lightning protection, mechanical engineering, parking management, property management, shell construction, steel supplier, structural engineering, window installation

Features & Amenities

  • Atrium is present
  • Bicycle storage is available
  • Doorman is available
  • Ornamental illumination is installed
  • Public parking is available
  • Storage space is available
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