Even though it stands across Michigan Avenue from the Hancock Center, the Park Tower is not overshadowed by its magnificent neighbor. This pottery-colored shard represents everything that is the Magnificent Mile: Pencil-thin, fake tanned, dripping in luxuries, and reaching for the stars.
But the John Hancock Center isn't very welcoming of its new neighbor. The mammoth slab across the street bounces winds coming off Lake Michigan right into this tower. Because of this, the northern and southern walls of the building have extra reenforcement, and a mass dampener is located in the top of the building.
This building is most often noted for its luxury hotel, the Park Hyatt. It is interesting to note that this building replaced a previous hotel on the site that went by the same name. The old hotel occupied an entire 16-story building. The new hotel occupies just 15 stories of the 70-story building.
Although the Park Tower is certainly a landmark of modern skyscrapers, it was build without obliterating history. It occupies the location of the 1907 Perkins, Fellows & Hamilton Office and Studio. The facade of that building was preserved and the Park Tower built 40 feet back so that the old facade looks like it's a free-standing building.
- Construction start: 1998
- Construction finish: 2000
- Designed by: Lucien Lagrange Architects
- Type: Skyscraper
- Stories: 70
- Maximum Height: 844 feet / 257 meters
- Hotel rooms: 203
- Residences: 117
- Additional floors: The mechanical equipment space on the 68th floor is large enough that it is counted as three floors.
- Retail floor space: 14,668 square feet
(Credit; Chicago Architecture)
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