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Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies

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Identification

Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies
218548

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
glass
curtain wall
deconstructivism

Usages

school university museum (themed)
shop(s) institutional office

Facts

  • There is a 5,515 square foot green roof atop the building, which is open as common space.
  • The glass curtainwall is divided into 36 facets, forming a jewel-like facade that is is 7 feet deep, overhanging the sidewalk by 5 feet and recessed 2 feet at its deepest point.
  • The glass facade is 161 feet tall (not including the mechanical penthouse).
  • The building houses Spertus College, the Spertus Museum, the Asher Library, and a kosher cafe.
  • The building was constructed on a long-vacant lot next door to the old Spertus Institute.
  • The front facade contains 726 glass panes cut in 556 different shapes.
  • Original plans called for a full-height atrium on the north side. As built, the atrium only extends to the third floor.

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Location

610 South Michigan Avenue
610 South Michigan Avenue
60605
Loop
Downtown
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

174.00 ft
10
1
Feb 2006
Nov 2007
$55,000,000

Involved Companies

Krueck & Sexton

Sheppird Associates

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Features & Amenities

  • Atrium is present
  • Green roof is present
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