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150 North Riverside

Challenge

Despite the land’s constrictive features, developers knew that their new acquisition along the Chicago River was going to yield an architectural game changer. The structure needed to be designed to protect itself and its interiors from the harsh Chicago climate, especially the wind and rain that often blast buildings along the river. A long-lasting, durable product on the facade was going to make or break the building. It was imperative that 150 North Riverside be outfitted with products that would withstand harsh conditions and regulate incoming airflow.

Solution

To equip the building’s striking facade with weather-engineered products, architects incorporated CS’ storm-resistant louvers to regulate airflow and provide protection from wind and rain. Coupled with CS’ Vert-A-Cade vision barrier screens, the iconic facade of 150 North Riverside Plaza boasts aesthetic variety. Additionally, the louvers and vision barrier screens helped the building achieve LEED® Gold Certification. Now an active contributor to the Chicago skyline, 150 North Riverside is equipped to battle the elements with style and vigor.

Project: 150 North Riverside

Location: Chicago, IL

Architect: Goettsch Partners & Magnusson Klemencic Associates

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PARTNERING TO CREATE CUTTING EDGE SOLUTIONS

In a unique building application, 150 North Riverside Plaza occupies only 25 percent of its two-acre site in Chicago, Illinois. Placed between a park and the Chicago River, the 53story superstructure features 1.2 million square feet of office space in Chicago’s Confluence District, with a sloping, diagonal base and a bold, towering facade. With the Windy City’s harsh gusts and potential for drenching storms in mind, Goettsch Partners and Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA) incorporated CS’ architectural louvers and vision barrier screens to protect the unique skyscraper from Chicago’s weather for decades to come.

150 North Riverside Storm-Resistant Louvers and Vert-A-Cade Vision Barriers
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