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Sofitel Chicago Water Tower

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Identification

Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
100435

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
concrete
glass
curtain wall
white
deconstructivism

Usages

hotel
restaurant

Facts

  • The building is a triangular tower with a knife-like south edge which leans 33 feet (1 foot per floor) over Chestnut Street.
  • The windows are arranged in an unusual pattern, like stacked bricks. The original design called for simple stripes instead.
  • An inverted conical wall fills the gap between the east and west planes under the point. Within this section of the facade no two window panels are the same size.
  • The outward tilt of the south edge is a counterpoint to the tapering sides of the nearby John Hancock Center.
  • For a few minutes before high noon, the sun shines on both sides of the building.
  • The main staircase in the lobby narrows towards the top, in keeping with the triangular shape of the building but also for dramatic effect.
  • The triangular plan leaves space for an atrium lobby on the southwest portion of the lot. The atrium has a large curved window.
  • The building is clad in white glass.
  • This is the tallest all-hotel building constructed in Chicago since the Swissôtel Chicago was completed in 1989.
  • Located on the edge of a small triangular park between Rush and Wabash Streets.
  • At the bottom of the main staircase the lobby floor is inlaid with square lights which constantly change color.

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Location

20 East Chestnut Street
860 North Wabash Avenue
20 East Chestnut Street
60611
Near North Side
Downtown
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

347.08 ft
347.08 ft
347.08 ft
33
2000
May 2002
$72,700,000

Involved Companies


Teng and Associates, Inc.

Teng and Associates, Inc.

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