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311 South Wacker

311 South Wacker Drive
Chicago IL United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1988
  Finished1990
Floor Count65
Floor Area130,063 m²
Building Uses
 - office
 - mechanical
 - restaurant
 - retail
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - postmodern
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - granite
 - concrete

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof961 ft

Description
• Architects: HKS Inc., Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC.

• Constructors: Brockette Davis Drake Inc., CB Richard Ellis, CECO Concrete Construction LLC, Chicago Guarantee Survey Co., CIBC World Markets Corporation, Cline Bettridge Berstein Lighting Design, HLP Systems Inc., Insignia/ESG Inc., J.A. Jones Inc., KONE Inc.
• Incorporations: STS, The Prairie Group, TIAA Realty Inc., Lincoln Property Company Commercial Inc.
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• Building design are 5 cylinders, one main surrounded by others four. Atop 1852 tubes make it brilliant at night.

• The 311 South Wacker Drive is the tallest Building in the world known only by its street address.

• The building includes a winter garden, added in 2002 which has fountains and Palm Trees, Raymond Kaskey's bronze sculpture "Gem of the Lakes", a large Neptunian figure drying himself over a seashell fountain, lower level of it was designed to connect via underground passageway to Union Station.

• Was the tallest reinforced concrete building in the world from 1990 - 1992, surpassed by the Central Plaza in Hong Kong.

• Two other similar towers were planned for lots on either side, which one remained for future development and the other northwest is a temporary park.
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• Photo Link: http://www.skyscraperpicture.com/chicago31.jpg

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