The architectural design of Gr333N utilizes a horizontal and vertical mullion rhythm to establish a building scale and language that is fitting and appropriate in the historic context of Fulton Market and connects it to Chicago as a modern high-rise within the city’s skyline.
Architectural detail and materials – including aluminum storefront glazing, masonry, refined concrete walls and staircases, along with planned landscaping -- provide for a pleasant pedestrian and tenant experience with a scale that continues Green Street connectivity towards the north and access to Halsted Street to the east. All of which celebrates public engagement.
Parking is hidden within the podium base, and articulated through a feature “kinetic wall”, that will serve both as an enclosure and act as a large, movable art installation -- bringing additional excitement to the overall design experience. The top of the tower podium will provide modern amenity spaces, and intends to act as a “living room” for future employees within the building – connecting them to the buzz of the West Loop and the energy of the streetscape below.
In site planning (the overall massing and exterior materiality), the building design is a contextual response to the Fulton Market area itself. The building is positioned on the site to follow the “V” shape property line, which allows the building to be formally emphasized as two separate masses, connected by a transparent glass volume between them. The tower is graciously elevated by its podium base which visually corresponds to the scale of adjacent buildings.
Gr333N was designed to employ high-efficiency mechanical systems and additional sustainable practices, such as: a vegetated roof, destination amenity areas, state-of-the-art elevators, and a high-performing building envelope – delivering a sustainable addition to the West Loop.