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Kennedy Expressway Green Corridor

Identification

Kennedy Expressway Green Corridor
mixed-use
106428

Map

Facts

  • The design for this project was commissioned by the Chicago Architecture Foundation as part of its Invisible City exhibition in 2003.
  • Architect Ralph Johnson designed this project as an extension of his work on Skybridge, a residential tower which pioneered development in this area.
  • The corridor for this vision extends from Hubbard's Cave (an underpass at Hubbard Street) to the Spaghettibowl (the I-290 interchange).
  • Extending an idea from the Central Area Plan to bridge the expressway between Madison and Monroe, this plan proposes a whole series of park bridges over the Kennedy Expressway.
  • Building masses are arranged to preserve skyline view corridors from the west.
  • The geometry of the buildings and bridges was designed to channel clean air into the parks, and the plantings are intended to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the expressway.

Location

Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Involved Companies

Perkins & Will
# Building Height Floors Building type Year Status
1 Kennedy Expressway Green Corridor Tower 4 ≈614 ft 53 skyscraper 2003
2 Kennedy Expressway Green Corridor Tower 1 ≈556 ft 48 skyscraper 2003
3 Kennedy Expressway Green Corridor Tower 2 ≈522 ft 45 skyscraper 2003
4 Kennedy Expressway Green Corridor Tower 8 ≈522 ft 45 skyscraper 2003
5 Kennedy Expressway Green Corridor Tower 3 ≈348 ft 30 high-rise building 2003
6 Kennedy Expressway Green Corridor Tower 7 ≈325 ft 28 high-rise building 2003
7 Kennedy Expressway Green Corridor Tower 5 ≈278 ft 24 high-rise building 2003
8 Kennedy Expressway Green Corridor Tower 6 ≈185 ft 16 high-rise building 2003
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