CS Associates, Inc.


Chicago, Illinois

Chris P. Stefanos Associates provided structural engineering services for this 1.2 million square foot hotel and convention center. The 36 story, reinforced concrete structure encompasses over 1200 guest rooms, 23 meeting rooms, a 40,000 square foot ballroom, 35,000 square feet of exhibition space, as well as over 400 parking spaces. Long span steel trusses provide column free space at the ballroom creating one of the largest facilities of it's kind. It encompasses 400 feet of frontage on the north bank of the Chicago River at Columbus Drive, a main artery that links the Chicago Loop to Michigan Avenue. The hotel's, dining, meeting, ballroom and exhibition facilities are located along four levels of galleries that extend along the full length of the river front. This project was constructed on schedule and within budget utilizing fast-track and multiple bid package methods.

Architect: Solomon, Cordwell, Buenz & Associates, Inc., Chicago, Illinois
Developer: Tishman Realty & Construction Co., Inc.