ZS Joins Chicago’s Rafael Vinoly 1200 S. Indiana Design Team
Posted by: ZS on May 10, 2016
ZS was selected by Crescent Heights of America to provide exterior building maintenance access and fall protection consulting services for what will become the tallest building in Chicago’s South Loop. The 829-foot skyscraper designed by Rafael Vinoly Architects is the first of three projects that Crescent Heights plans to develop on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Roosevelt Road.
The staggered tier design of the building along with the overall height poses a great challenge in designing the maintenance access solution. ZS will also design access for the multiple green roofs of the new building. The unique beauty that comes from having green roofs on top of a building also requires forethought to ensure that the plants and trees on the roofs can be accessed safely for maintenance. During construction ZS will be onsite to provide construction observation services for all maintenance access systems.
The skyline changing structure will be built through a joint venture between McHugh Construction and Ujamaa Construction. The team is excited to break ground this year and plans to complete the Phase 1 Tower in 24 months.