BMO Tower

Team

Architect

Goettsch Partners

Contractor

Clark Construction

Stats

PROJECT TYPE

Office

COMPLETION

2022

PROJECT SIZE

1.6 million ft²

MKA ROLE

Structural Engineer

Chicago, IL

BMO Tower

This 50-story office building on Chicago’s West Loop features a 40-ft-tall, column-free lobby creating a dramatic entrance for tenants and visitors, and shares its 2.2-acre site with a structured, publicly accessible plaza. The site also includes 300,000 ft² of structured parking over two below-grade levels. MKA’s structural design provided the open-lobby experience by transferring loads from nine tower columns on the east and west facades to three, two-story, V-Shaped sloping columns at the tower’s base. These unique columns, highlighted as architectural elements, were fabricated using Grade 65 Web Tailor-Made steel highlighted as distinctive architectural elements in the lobby. The project represents MKA’s first use of ArcelorMittal HISTAR®/ASTM A913 Grade 80 steel shapes. This higher-strength steel reduced the total structural steel in the tower’s columns by 20 percent.
BMO Tower
BMO Tower
BMO Tower
BMO Tower
BMO Tower
BMO Tower
BMO Tower
Exterior twilight view of the 50-story BMO Tower's grand lobby entrance framed by V-shaped structural facade columns

Awards

2022 Office Development of the Year - Illinois Real Estate Journal

2022 People’s Choice Award - Illinois Real Estate Journal

34th Annual Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards - Commercial Development of the Year - Greater Chicago Food Depository

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