600 North Fairbanks

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Height: Architectural 139.5 m / 458 ft
Height: Occupied 129.8 m / 426 ft
Height: To Tip 139.5 m / 458 ft
Floors Above Ground 41
# of Elevators 4
Tower GFA 43,255 m² / 465,593 ft²


Official Name 600 North Fairbanks
Other Names 600 Fairbanks Court
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City Chicago
Street Address & Map 600 North Fairbanks Court
Postal Code 60611
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Construction Start 2006
Completion 2008
Official Website 600 North Fairbanks

About 600 North Fairbanks

600 Fairbanks Court combines European design, intelligent architecture, smart floor plans, and an outstanding location. The exterior building design of the condominium tower is contemporary and transparent, featuring a dramatic curved glass curtain wall overlooking Fairbanks and Ohio Streets in downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan.

The site was comprised of two parcels, including a once-empty parcel on the south half and an existing three-story building on the north half. In order to develop an effective apartment plan floor plate, the upper 29 floors of the new apartment building cantilever three meters (9ft) over the existing three-story building. The tower contains a contemporary lobby highlighted by five meter (16ft) ceilings, 28 residential floors containing 227 luxury condominiums, and 11 stories of parking behind a directional expanded metal mesh screen wall with 215 spaces. The units are developed with efficiently laid out floor plans, private balconies, and high-end amenities.

The design of the interior is minimalist with exposed concrete and floor-to-ceiling glass that allows for maximum visibility and increased transparency. The taut enclosure defines a simple and elegant solution for high rise living. All units incorporate outdoor spaces which interconnect the different living spaces and are inset to enhance and emphasize the modern look of the building.

Units are laid out so that the kitchen becomes an integral and participatory part of the living area for today’s lifestyle. In addition to the open floor plan, the building provides its residents with interior materials that embrace today’s modern aesthetic of natural hardwood floors and the raw exposure of its concrete structure. Building amenities include the dramatic glass lobby, a media/conference room, green roof terrace, fitness center, home theater, sun deck and lap pool.

CTBUH Initiatives

Helmut Jahn Discusses His Lifetime's Work
18 Oct 2012 – Awards Symposium Video


City-Scapes: Transformations + Interventions
11 Jun 2013 – Helmut Jahn, JAHN

Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award: Archi-neering Tall
18 Oct 2012 – Helmut Jahn, Murphy/Jahn

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