LondonHouse Chicago
Chicago

This project is a renovation and replaced London Guarantee Building

Height 102.9 m / 338 ft
Floors 22
Official Name

The current legal building name.

LondonHouse Chicago
Other Names

Other names the building has commonly been known as, including former names, common informal names, local names, etc.

London House Hotel
Type

CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. A 'Telecommunications / Observation Tower' is a structure where less than 50% of the structure's height is occupied by usable floor area. Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists.

Building
Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished
Completed, 2016
Country

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City

The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of City, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Postal Code
60601
Function

A single-function tall building is defined as one where 85% or more of its usable floor area is dedicated to a single usage. Thus a building with 90% office floor area would be said to be an "office" building, irrespective of other minor functions it may also contain.

A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. Support areas such as car parks and mechanical plant space do not constitute mixed-use functions. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function.

hotel
Structural Material

Steel
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from steel. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.

Reinforced Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from concrete which has been cast in place and utilizes steel reinforcement bars.

Precast Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning system are constructed from steel reinforced concrete which has been precast as individual components and assembled together on-site.

Mixed-Structure
Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel.

Composite
A combination of materials (e.g. steel, concrete, timber) are used together in the main structural elements. Examples include buildings which utilize: steel columns with a floor system of reinforced concrete beams; a steel frame system with a concrete core; concrete-encased steel columns; concrete-filled steel tubes; etc. Where known, the CTBUH database breaks out the materials used in a composite building’s core, columns, and floor spanning separately.

steel
Height

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

Architectural
102.9 m / 338 ft
To Tip
102.9 m / 338 ft
Occupied
78.82 m / 259 ft
Floors Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

22
Floors Below Ground

The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

2
# of Hotel Rooms

Number of Hotel Rooms refers to the total number of hotel rooms contained within a particular building.

452
Tower GFA

Tower GFA refers to the total gross floor area within the tower footprint, not including adjoining podiums, connected buildings or other towers within the development.

36,232 m² / 389,998 ft²
Construction Schedule
2014

Construction Start

2016

Completed

Owner
Oxford Capital Group, LLC; Union Investment Real Estate
Developer
Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P.; Oxford Capital Group, LLC
Architect
Structural Engineer
Tylk Gustafson Reckers Wilson Andrews, LLC
MEP Engineer
WMA Consulting Engineers
Contractor

Fire

WMA Consulting Engineers

Interiors

Simeone Deary Design Group

Marketing

Hilton Worldwide

CTBUH Awards & Distinctions

Renovation Award 2021 Award of Excellence

2021 CTBUH Awards

Global News

13 August 2019 | Chicago

Just weeks after securing a zoning change from city officials, developer Sterling Bay is moving forward with its plans to demolish an older building on...

About LondonHouse Chicago

Located at the prominent intersection of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive, the LondonHouse Chicago is a 452-key hotel composed of a renovated office building originally constructed in 1923 combined with new slender infill building constructed on adjacent property, formally the location of a two-level parking lot. Completing the street wall by filling in a previous void, the new structure is designed to respect the cornice lines of the original building, while introducing a series of subtle saw-toothed angles in the glass façade to take advantage of view sightlines along the Chicago River.

The hotel’s main entrance, located in the newer structure, features an entryway leading to the historic elevator lobby and a second-floor check-in lobby and bar. At the top of the hotel is a previously unoccupied, underutilized space which been converted into a three-level rooftop terrace and bar, including a special-events space within the refurbished cupola of the original building. Designed in keeping with the city’s landmarks codes and approvals, the rooftop space sensitively inserts glass rails stepped back from the original façade to allow the historic building details to remain prominent, while providing guests views of downtown and along the river.

CTBUH Awards & Distinctions

Renovation Award 2021 Award of Excellence

2021 CTBUH Awards

13 August 2019 | Chicago

Just weeks after securing a zoning change from city officials, developer Sterling Bay is moving forward with its plans to demolish an older building on...

28 March 2019 | Chicago

One of Chicago’s busiest real estate developers wants to build a 47-story residential and hotel tower on a stretch of North Michigan. Sterling Bay is...