Upon completion in 2022, One Chicago will become the 6th tallest building in the City of Chicago. Stretching an entire city block, the 2.1 million sf mixed-use development will feature two residential towers connected by a podium and four levels of underground parking.
The 10-story podium will feature retail, office, and event space, along with residential units that wrap around the parking garage, creating active uses on all sides of the complex to eliminate an exposed parking podium or dark façades.
Constructing from the Top Down
A top-down construction method will build the permanent structure of the basement while the excavation continues above and below the slab on-grade. The significant height of the towers, aggressive schedule and four levels of underground parking made top-down construction the best option to deliver the project.