150,000-sf corporate headquarters relocation in the existing Prudential Plaza building that encompasses six floors and includes offices for the Chicago Tribune headquarters.
The main entry serves as the “first impression space” and leads to a second floor with conference rooms and café. A grand “Spanish” stair connects the 2nd through 4th floors. Opposite the staircase, a 3-story projection wall displays both static images and live television broadcasts; the daily news cycle, sports, and/or entertainment can be shown as desired. The 3rd floor—housing the editorial department—features an octagonal bank of 32 monitors for news viewing, open office space, and a supplemental heating and cooling system to support their 24/7/365 needs. Workspaces throughout the 3rd and 4th floors offer an open office environment, conference rooms, and huddle spaces.
The 40th floor includes office space, and offers a conference center and event space, as well as a test kitchen for capturing still images and video of cooking demonstrations.
Kent Consulting Engineers
General Contracting with Self-performed Work
Duration: 16 weeks