Goettsch Partners Designs New Chicago Office Tower

The 800-foot-tall tower will be wrapped in aluminum and glass. All images courtesy Goettsch Partners/CoStar Group.

Goettsch Partners has unveiled renderings for a new office high-rise in Chicago’s financial district. Launching in collaboration with Riverside Investment & Development and CBRE, the 51-story 110 North Wacker Drive is expected to rise along the east bank of the south branch of the Chicago River after a two-and-a-half-year construction period. A groundbreaking date has yet to be announced.




Images courtesy Goettsch Partners/CoStar Group.

The 800-foot-tall tower will comprise 1.35 million square feet wrapped in a curtain of aluminum and glass to maximize river and skyline views. The main tower will rest atop a series of columns and three smaller structures. Amenities will include ample retail and dining as well as a conference center and fitness facility.





Images courtesy Goettsch Partners/CoStar Group.

“One of the few office building sites in downtown Chicago bounded by three streets and the Chicago River, 110 North Wacker Drive is the last premier office site in Chicago offering unmatched views of and from the building,” said Goettsch Partners Chairman and CEO James Goettsch, FAIA. “The site’s trapezoidal shape allows us to provide a series of stepped projections on the western façade, enhancing views up and down the river, emphasizing the building’s verticality and providing the building with a distinct identity. At street level, almost half of the site is publicly accessible and features a soaring covered riverwalk, supported by a distinctive structural design.”




Images courtesy Goettsch Partners/CoStar Group.