320 South Canal Street is a new 52-story landmark office tower located south of Chicago Union Station. As a part of the redevelopment of the station, the project offers a 1.5-acre public plaza that promotes the connection between the station and evolving West Loop. The plaza also becomes an integral part of the building as it joins the ground floor that has been opened up by the tower’s signature V-shaped structural transfers. Behind the V-shaped metal-clad columns exists a 3-story vertical structural glass podium façade that engages the ground floor and plaza of the building.
Additional Information Büro Ehring provided structural engineering and building envelope consulting services for the metal panel cladding of the (6) V-shaped structural columns at the east and west facades of the tower and structural engineering peer review services for the vertical glass podium wall of laminated glass panels and fins.