The proposed project is an office building of approximately 250,000 rentable square feet on 11 floors. Parking is provided in a below ground parking ramp (approximately 70,000 square feet) for 200 cars. The project massing is a triangle which provides the maximum visual separation from the surrounding buildings and allows for adjoining surrounding green space/landscaping of over one acre (43,500 square feet of exterior green space). The primary use will be office space supplemented with approximately 10,000 square feet of ground floor area for retail. The retail is planned to be a Wellness Center and a Food Service/Restaurant facility. The property’s triangular floor plate offers single tenant loss factors under 8% with minimal columns per floor and 15% more window line than traditional construction. When combined with the generous setbacks from neighboring buildings, the design provides tenants with superior light corridors and unobstructed views. Tenant amenities will include a wellness center, meeting room, bike room, retail and private below-grade parking for 200 cars with ingress and egress on W. Dayton Street. The triangle-based design allows for an acre of manicured public green space, maximizing the friendly and inviting pedestrian experience. The exterior of the building is floor-to-ceiling vision glass which has been articulated so as to accentuate both horizontal and vertical dynamics.
Positioned on top of an existing parking facility, the 175-room hotel is located in the heart of the Chicago Loop and benefits from an existing street loading zone, nearby train stations, adjacent “L” train stations and strong foot traffic. Designed to be built “as of right”, the hotel will feature approximately 2,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces, a restaurant and 24-hour fitness center.
200 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL
Ideally located in the Loop on the northwest corner of Randolph and Wells Streets and designed as a simple functioning structure containing 400,000 sf of 23,000 sf floor plates that are over 90% efficient, two elevator rises, building materials that meet the new City of Chicago energy code and a construction schedule of less than 18 months. 200 West Randolph successfully solves the major challenges of reducing construction costs, financing requirements and rental rates without sacrificing creature comforts such as meeting spaces, a fitness center and parking.
600 Parking Stalls
The proposed project is a public parking facility for approximately 600 vehicles and 20,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor. The circular design eliminates hard corners in order to minimize disruption to views from neighboring buildings and includes two elevator towers that mimic the tower of the neighboring church.
Architect: Cesar Pelli
Beitler proposed a 2,000 foot (AGL) tall broadcast tower. It would be a mixed-use development designed to be a functional complement to the area. It would include a broadcast antennae platform for high definition television (HDTV), radio, cellular telephone and emergency transmitters. The tower would also have a parking facility at its lower level with tourist attractions at the very top including an observatory and restaurants. Designed by world renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the broadcast tower would be the tallest structure in Chicago and North America.
Architect: Cesar Pelli
Proposed and approved in 1990, the Miglin-Beitler Tower was intended to be the tallest building in the world at 1,999 feet. It would not just have been the tallest building in the world, but one of the most slender as well, utilizing a basic 140’x 140′ footprint with 8 projecting “fin” columns. It was these columns which would have given the tower its ability to resist lateral forces with a minimal of deflection. They were to be made of high strength concrete with varying dimensions of 6′-6″ x 33′-0″ at the base to 4′-6″ x 13′-0″ in the upper levels. The central core (62′-6″ square) would house elevators and other services permitting efficient use of the cruciform floor plates. The 125-story project would feature a public observation area at 1,486′ and a 600′ steel framed spire and communications tower comprised from 12 steel perimeter columns. The project was never developed because of the start of the Gulf War and the eventual collapse of the Chicago real estate market in late 1990.