Chicago’s 150 North Riverside Drive tower wins a 2018 IDEAS2 National Steel Award

As one of 12 winners of the AISC’s 2018 IDEAS2 National Steel Design Awards, the 150 N. Riverside office tower in Chicago is quite an engineering feat. Placed on an elevated perch along the edge of the Chicago River, the 54-story tower spans seven active Amtrak lines and has one of the largest steel sections in the world.

Chicago-based Goettsch Partners was the architect, while Magnusson Klemencic Associates served as the structural engineer. Members of the design team will be presented with their award during a ceremony at the building on Monday, July 9.

Last month, the new ProMedica Corporate headquarters in Toledo also received a National Steel Award for its innovative adaptive reuse.

The 1.25 million square-foot building’s unique shape features a very narrow structure at its base and a compact footprint that gradually extends diagonally to highly efficient, column-free floors above.