300 North LaSalle

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Height: Occupied
226.7 m / 744 ft
Height: To Tip
239.1 m / 785 ft
Height: Architectural
239.1 m / 785 ft
300 North LaSalle Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
6 m/s
Tower GFA
102,192 m² / 1,099,986 ft²
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name 300 North LaSalle
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City Chicago
Street Address & Map 300 North LaSalle Street
Postal Code 60654
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Energy Label LEED Platinum
Construction Start 2006
Completion 2009
Official Website 300 North LaSalle
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Regional Ranking #95 Tallest in North America
National Ranking #83 Tallest in United States
City Ranking #17 Tallest in Chicago

Companies Involved

Owner Irvine Company
Developer Gerald D Hines Interests
Design Pickard Chilton
Architect of Record Kendall / Heaton Associates
Structural Engineer
Design Magnusson Klemencic Associates
MEP Engineer
Design Alvine Engineering; WMA Consulting Engineers
Main Contractor Clark Construction Group
Other Consultant
• Acoustics Cerami & Associates
Façade Permasteelisa Group
• Fire WMA Consulting Engineers
• Lighting Quentin Thomas Associates, Inc.
Material Supplier
• Elevator KONE
• Fire Proofing Grace Construction Products
• Steel ArcelorMittal

About 300 North LaSalle

Comprised of office, retail, restaurant, amenity and public spaces as well as below-grade parking, 300 North LaSalle re-establishes a pedestrian connection to the city, featuring a half acre waterfront public garden with direct access to the river and views of the city. The thoughtful placement of the tower’s rectangular form on the northern limit of its site maximizes the southern exposure of the public garden whilst minimizing solar gain on the narrower east and west façades. An asset for this area of Chicago, this public space enhances the streetscape at the base of the LaSalle Street Bridge and cascades to the river with a fine dining restaurant, landscaped terraced seating and a waterfront café.

The tower’s design accommodates efficiency and flexibility in interior planning and its floor-to-ceiling glass provides abundant natural light and dramatic views. The transparency and luminosity of its façade create a lighter, delicate silhouette. A desire for a modern image anchored in the past informed the design that recalls the Chicago Miesian tradition as well as art deco stepped skyscrapers. The elegant, three-story lobby features a decorative screen of cherry wood and ornamental stainless steel, set off by a floor of golden limestone. The tower culminates with a luminous, articulated stainless steel crown which acts as a beacon along the Chicago River.

The building’s façade of clear low-E glass and stainless steel shading fins maximizes daylight while mitigating solar heat gain. The tower uses condenser water supplied by the Chicago River to reject heat from the chilled water air conditioning system and eliminate the need for cooling towers, make-up water and chemicals, thus eliminating 10 million gallons of evaporation annually.

CTBUH Initiatives

EMI Lead Chicago Tall-Building Study Trip
25-29 May 2015 – Tour Report

Visit to the 300 North LaSalle Tower, Chicago
3 Nov 2010 – Tour Report

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