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This Art Deco Skyscraper has Completed in Chicago

ONE Bennett Park, a 257-metre (843 feet) skyscraper to the north of downtown Chicago has completed.

Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the 69-storey residential high-rise is the latest large development that rejects modernist, all-glass aesthetic in favour of a more traditional approach reminiscent of the 1920s.

The tower's construction was captured in the above video by EarthCam. 

Above: Construction of the 69-storey skyscraper began in 2016 (image courtesy of EarthCam).

Built between 2016 and 2019, One Bennett Park is the 12th tallest building in Chicago. The tower contains 348 residential units and 900 parking spaces, 500 of which will serve people in the surrounding area and the general public.

Above: The tower's structure consists of concrete, clad in precast panels that mimic the appearance of stone (image courtesy of EarthCam).

The structure consists of a concrete skeleton and is clad in coloured, precast concrete panels that mimic the appearance of the limestone used on the skyscraper's base.

Above: The tower's traditional crown contains a tuned mass damper (image courtesy of EarthCam).

Due to the One Bennett Park's slender profile, the tower contains a slosh tank damper; a form of tuned mass damper that uses a large tank of water to absorb lateral wind loads to stop the tower from swaying.

The building also contains a number of green terraces, in line with Chicago's green roof programme.

Above: Despite its art-deco appearance, the skyscraper incorporates sustainable technologies (image courtesy of EarthCam). 

Inside, the building will feature water-saving kitchens and toilets and the residential units are designed to permit natural cross ventilation. This should allow the building to reach at least LEED Silver certification.


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