150 N Riverside Plaza

150 N Riverside Plaza

Client

Riverside Investment & Development Company

Size

53 stories / 2 acre site

 

Collaborators

Goettsch Partners (Architect)

Magnusson Klemencic (Structural Engineer)

Clark Construction

     

2019 Honor Award for General Design, Constructed - ASLA, Illinois Chapter

2019 Distinguished Building Award - American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter (Goettsch Partners)

2018 Best New Building - Friends of Downtown Chicago

LEED Gold

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150 N Riverside Plaza

Chicago, Illinois

 

This 53-story high-rise office building along the South Branch of the Chicago River is constrained by multiple ownership and active railroad tracks running underneath the site to Union Station.

The building's base is tapered to occupy the site's only buildable area, providing a larger area for site plaza spaces and pedestrian amenities. Three primary components of this project include:

  • Plaza - This amenity connects the main entry to Randolph Street, which is wider to invite visitors into the site - then narrows between the Riverwalk and the Park before widening again at the building entrance.

  • Riverwalk Promenade - This 300 linear foot continuous walkway integrates overlooks that bring pedestrians to the water’s edge, seating areas facing the river, a landscape buffer adjacent to the building base, and a terraced seating area facing the river. 

  • Park - This green space is intended to be a respite from the busy, dense urban surroundings. Access from the plaza up to the elevated park is by direct steps or a switchback sloped sidewalk, eliminating the need for a handicap ramp.  

Confluence staff assisted with the complex Chicago entitlements process wherein all riverfront projects are treated as “waterway planned developments” (PD's), requiring review and approval by the 42nd Ward Alderman, the Department of Housing and Economic Development, and the Chicago Plan Commission. 

 

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