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Gateway Center

Identification

Gateway Center
office complex
100692

Map

Facts

  • The entire complex is built over railroad facilities along the west bank of the Chicago River.
  • Gateway Center extends for 4 blocks, from Madison to Van Buren Streets. A public plaza allows pedestrians to follow the river for the 3 northern blocks (the block by Gateway IV has no riverwalk).
  • In the late 1980s the riverwalk was redesigned with planters, obelisks, iron fences, and patterned sidewalks.
  • The northern two buildings are the shortest, and are twins. Three of the four have green glass, matching the color of the river; only the tallest (Gateway III) is white.
  • Gateway Center originally included a low-rise 900-car garage on the site of the bu>117106.

Location

Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Involved Companies


Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
developer, fire protection engineering, general contractor, landscape architect, owner, property management, steel supplier, tenant
# Building Height Floors Building type Year Status
1 exterior-view-from-the-southwest Fifth Third Center 450 ft 35 skyscraper 1971
2 exterior-view-from-the-southeast Gateway Center IV 320 ft 22 high-rise building 1983
3 CDW Plaza 285 ft 21 high-rise building 1967
4 fullheightview-view-from-the-southeast-looking-across-the-river Gateway Center I 285 ft 21 high-rise building 1965
5 Gateway Center V - 41 skyscraper -
existing
under construction
planned
unbuilt
demolished