Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

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Height: Occupied
112 m / 367 ft
Height: To Tip
131.5 m / 431 ft
Height: Architectural
131.5 m / 431 ft
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Tower GFA
111,483 m² / 1,199,993 ft²
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Name of Complex Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Other Names Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Ability Institute of RIC
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City Chicago
Street Address & Map 355 East Erie Street
Postal Code 60611
Building Function hospital
Structural Material steel/concrete
Proposed 2013
Construction Start 2013
Completion 2016
Official Website Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Design Gensler; HDR Architecture Inc.
Structural Engineer
Design Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer
Design Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
Project Manager Arcadis U.S., Inc.
Main Contractor James McHugh Construction Co.; Power Construction Company
Other Consultant
• Acoustics Shiner + Associates
• Building Monitoring GEI Consultants
Façade Permasteelisa Group
• Fire Jensen Hughes
• Geotechnical GEI Consultants
• Parking Desman Associates
Material Supplier
• Cladding Hong Kong SYP Engineering Glass Co. Ltd.
• Elevator thyssenkrupp
• Post-Tensioning AMSYSCO

CTBUH Initiatives

Gensler's Chicago Office Hosts Presentations and Technical Tour
27 Sep 2016 – Tour Report

CTBUH Chicago Tour the Ability Institute of RIC
28 May 2015 – Tour Report

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