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The Clare at Water Tower

Identification

The Clare at Water Tower
181219

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
concrete
caisson foundation
concrete
exposed structure
white
modernism

Usages

university senior living
parking

Facts

  • The Chicago Plan Commission approved the building on Thursday, July 10th 2003.
  • Situated on a trapezoidal lot, the tower curves at the wide angle at Rush and Pearson, and features sawtooth indents on its southwest side.
  • The developers contributed $2.7 million towards a city park at State Street and Chicago Avenue in exchange for permission to build 200,000 square feet more than allowed by zoning.
  • Construction of this tower began the same day as OneEleven, on February 22, 2006.
  • The building includes 50,000 square feet of classroom space at the bottom to replace two small classroom buildings belonging to Loyola University of Chicago.
  • The tower looks over Lewis Towers onto Water Tower Park and straight down to Lake Michigan over the Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • This is one of the tallest residential buildings reserved for seniors anywhere in the world.

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Location

55 East Pearson Street
60611
Near North Side
Downtown
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

588.85 ft
588.58 ft
533.83 ft
9.84 ft
114.99 ft
201.38 ft
52
1
Feb 2006
Dec 2008
7
180

Involved Companies

Perkins & Will
acoustics consultant, civil engineering, client, concrete supplier, developer, electrical connections, excavation company, facade maintenance system supplier, financing, foundation company, general contractor, interior designer, landscape architect, mechanical engineering, property management, real estate agent, shell construction, structural engineering, window frame supplier
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