28 Jul '16, 12pm

Beautiful use of greenery and plants in Chicago! 71 South Wacker Drive

Beautiful use of greenery and plants in Chicago! 71 South Wacker Drive

It’s fitting that in Chicago, the birthplace of the skyscraper, the next generation of skyscrapers, which are decidedly leaner and greener than those of the past, is taking shape. Located in the prestigious West Loop area of the Windy City’s central business district, The Irvine Company ’s 71 South Wacker is a glass-clad futurist jewel; it also happens to be the largest multi-tenant LEED Platinum building in Chicago and one of the largest LEED Platinum buildings of its type anywhere in the world. Additionally, it’s an IREM Certified Sustainable Property and has a BOMA 360 designation. Interestingly, 71 South Wacker was not originally designed to LEED standards, says David Hopwood , the building’s general manager with JLL . Originally developed by the Pritzker Realty Group in 2004, the building was sold to The Irvine Company in 2010, just as a major sustainability effort wa...

Full article: http://gbdmagazine.com/2016/71-south-wacker-drive/

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