One Museum Park

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Height: Occupied
194.5 m / 638 ft
Height: To Tip
221.3 m / 726 ft
Height: Architectural
221.3 m / 726 ft
One Museum Park Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Tower GFA
92,987 m² / 1,000,904 ft²
# of Apartments
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name One Museum Park
Name of Complex Central Station
Other Names One Museum Park East
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City Chicago
Street Address & Map 1211 South Prairie Avenue
Postal Code 60605
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Construction Start 2005
Completion 2009
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Regional Ranking #161 Tallest in North America
City Ranking #22 Tallest in Chicago

Companies Involved

Developer Central Station Development; The Enterprise Companies
Design Pappageorge Haymes Partners
Structural Engineer
Design Samartano & Company
MEP Engineer
Design Cosentini Associates
Project Manager Arcadis U.S., Inc.
Main Contractor Bovis Lend Lease
Other Consultant
• Geotechnical STS Consultants, Ltd.

About One Museum Park

Located in Chicago’s rapidly growing Central Station development, the tower is one of the tallest all-residential building in the USA. The tower’s façade, which steps back five times, features a fully curved curtain wall, with no 90-degree angles. The façade also has granite and metal panel elements at the bottom of the building.

Chicago’s temperamental weather lead the project team to re-engineer the top of the building after construction had commenced. This allowed for the tower to be enclosed quicker, thus significantly offsetting weather delays. The project also employed a phased occupancy which allowed residents to move into the lower floors while construction continued above.

One Museum Park East incorporated multiple sustainable strategies during construction, including the diversion of 78% of waste from landfills. Through Bovis Lend Lease’s Green Power Partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency, the project was able to utilize green power during construction. Residents are also able to enjoy green space through the common outdoor garden terrace.

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