110 North Wacker

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Height: Architectural 249 m / 817 ft
Height: Occupied 229.9 m / 754 ft
Height: To Tip 249 m / 817 ft
Floors Above Ground 55
Floors Below Ground 2
# of Elevators 30
Top Elevator Speed 8 m/s
Tower GFA 164,438 m² / 1,769,996 ft²
# of Parking Spaces 110


Official Name 110 North Wacker
Other Names Bank of America Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City Chicago
Street Address & Map 110 North Wacker Drive
Postal Code 60606
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Proposed 2017
Construction Start 2018
Completion 2020
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Regional Ranking #74 Tallest in North America
National Ranking #66 Tallest in United States
City Ranking #16 Tallest in Chicago

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Howard Hughes Corporation; Riverside Investment & Development
Design Goettsch Partners
Structural Engineer
Design Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer
Design Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
Main Contractor Clark Construction Group
Other Consultant
• Civil V3 Companies
• Fire Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
• Foundation Case Foundation
• Geotechnical GEI Consultants
• Landscape Wolff Landscape Architecture
• LEED Goby
• Lighting One Lux Studio
• Property Management CBRE
• Traffic Kimley Horn
• Vertical Transportation Jenkins & Huntington
Material Supplier
• Concrete Prairie Material
• Crane Federated Crane
• Elevator KONE
• Foundation Equipment BAUER Group
• Steel ArcelorMittal

About 110 North Wacker

Located along the South Branch of the Chicago River, 110 North Wacker was constructed upon a trapezoidal shaped site presenting design challenges in creating desirable lease spans while accommodating for a publicly accessible riverwalk of at least 9.1 meters (30 feet) in width, as required by city ordinance for any riverfront development site. These challenges were addressed by placing the building core within the center of the composite structure and taking the unusual approach of staggering the core walls to maintain a 13.7 meter (45 foot) span of leasable office space on each side of the building. This staggering of the core walls is then reflected in a series of rectilinear setbacks along the west façade, maintaining an orthogonal 1.5 meter (five foot) planning module throughout the building while providing for the equivalent of 14 corner offices per floor.

The building structure is composed of column-free floor spans framed with steel beams linking the central reinforced concrete core to a series of steel perimeter columns which transition into three trident shaped trusses on the riverfront creating an arcade for the riverwalk, which in conjunction with a small pocket park to the north, provides for 50 percent of the site being open-air public space at street level.

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Chicago Hosts Panel Discussion at the CAC
22 May 2019 – Event Report

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