SQ FEET - Enwave Chicago

Issue 4, 2014
West Loop's Stunning New Skyscraper
150 North Riverside,
an Enwave Chicago
Photos courtesy Goettsch Partners.
A new $490 million office tower is under construction in
the West Loop, revitalizing an industrial property that sat
vacant for more than 50 years. A new Enwave Chicago
customer, the 53-story high-rise at 150 North Riverside
will be an eye-catching structure with a narrow fourstory base. Goettsch Partners’ innovative design
features cantilevers above rail rights-of-way and was
inspired by the site’s constraints – railroad tracks to the
west and the Chicago River to the east. O’Donnell
Investment Co. is project developer.
Construction on the skyscraper began in July and is
slated for completion in 2016. The site will offer 1.2
million square feet of Class A office space, a
landscaped plaza, 1.5-acre public park and riverside
promenade. Plans also call for an amphitheater at the
river’s edge. Because of the building’s unique design, its
street-level footprint occupies less than 25 percent of
the total 2-acre site area.
“Given the tight site, we needed to optimize every inch
of building space,” says Erik Harris, senior associate at
Goettsch Partners. “By connecting to Enwave Chicago,
we are able to air condition the building without installing
bulky chillers and cooling towers. Plus, without cooling
towers, 100 percent of the rooftop can be dedicated to a
green roof.”
Sustainability is a key principle in 150 North Riverside’s
design, which is being constructed to achieve LEED for
Core and Shell certification from the U.S. Green
Building Council.
Learn more about 150 North Riverside.
Vintage Office Buildings Revived
as Student Housing
Two early 20th-century downtown office buildings have
been repurposed, debuting this fall as luxury housing for
South Loop university students. Project developer CA-
Infinite – an Enwave
Chicago customer – is
drawing tenants from the
growing student
populations at DePaul,
Roosevelt University,
Columbia College
Chicago and other South
Loop campuses.
Courtesy CA-Student Living.
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200 West Jackson Boulevard
Suite 1310
Chicago, IL 60606
Student Living made it possible by converting the
adjacent 19-story Steger and 16-story Gibbons buildings
into one high-end apartment complex, now named
Infinite Chicago. A unique, multistory sky bridge
connects the buildings.
Located at the northwest corner of Wabash and
Jackson, Infinite Chicago is a new Enwave Chicago
customer and features 124 apartments housing 400
residents. Amenities include a business center, a 24/7
fitness center, a rooftop clubroom and an outdoor patio.
A gourmet Asado coffee shop is located in the former
Pickwick Stable in the revitalized historic alley between
the buildings. The renovation also includes more than
12,000 square feet of ground-level retail space. Learn