SOM

SOM

401 North Wabash

Rising an impressive 1,361 feet, 401 North Wabash is one of the tallest residential buildings in North America, and a prominent fixture on the Chicago Skyline. The project benefited from SOM’s interdisciplinary approach to architecture, planning, and structural engineering, as well as from the firm's ability to create flexible architecture that can accommodate changing market trends.

In addition to its superlative height, the tower is highly contextual. The glass-clad skyscraper steps back at different floors to match the scale of neighboring structures. At the tower’s base, a landscaped promenade descends three levels until it meets the Chicago River — making this the first major building in Chicago's central business district to take full advantage of its waterfront location. The tower contains residences, a 225-room hotel, a spa, retail shops, and parking.

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