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800 West Fulton Market

800 West Fulton Market is a mixed-use creative office building that will mark the gateway to one of Chicago's most dynamic neighborhoods. With a series of setbacks and terraces, the 19-story design is carefully proportioned to relate to the rhythm and scale of the Fulton Market District's historic low-rise streetscape, while connecting to the higher-density commercial district to the north. The landmark development will enliven the streetscape with retail, restaurants, and public amenities, and its office spaces will raise the standard for workplace environments.

The building is defined by its bold structural expression. External steel cross-braces on the east and west facades are designed to accommodate Chicago’s extreme climate. A movable node at the center of each brace allows for thermal expansion and contraction. Together with an offset core, this structural system enables the large, open floorplates and flexible, light-filled workspaces sought by a new generation of creative tenants.

From a 3-story podium that matches the existing scale of Fulton Market Street, the building rises in stepped terraces that create generous, landscaped outdoor spaces with native planting and trees. The dynamic and varied facade enlivens Fulton Market Street, while achieving a slender profile from the east and west. The architecturally expressed structure marks the office entrance along the west elevation of the podium, while a composition of brick, glass, and dark metal paneling relates to the existing industrial neighborhood character. Designed to meet the highest sustainability standards, the project is targeting both LEED® Platinum and the WELL Building Standard certification.

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