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Hyatt Center's curving exterior

Hyatt Center is an office tower in Chicago completed in 2005. The 48 story skyscraper stands at 679 feet (207 m) on 71 South Wacker Drive. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 449 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (460 × 614 pixel, file size: 68 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)With permission from photographer Krzysztof Makara to be used on Wikipedia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 449 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (460 × 614 pixel, file size: 68 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)With permission from photographer Krzysztof Makara to be used on Wikipedia. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Pei Cobb Freed & Partners' striking elliptical steel and glass design is reminiscent of Tour EDF, a skyscraper in Paris, France designed by the same firm. Pei Cobb Freed & Partners is an architectural firm that was founded in 1955 bei I.M. Pei as , in 1966 called , and received its current name and organization in 1989. ... Tour EDF is an office skyscraper located in La Défense business district in Paris, France. ... The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ...


The 1,765,000 square foot (164,000 m²) building contains 65,000 cubic yards (50,000 m³) of concrete and 12,000 tons of structural steel. It took about 2,700 truckloads to excavate the building's foundation, and 1,300,000 man hours over nearly two years to finish. 28 high speed elevators serve Hyatt Center. Concrete being poured, raked and vibrated into place in residential construction in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The steel cable of a colliery winding tower. ... A foundation is a structure that transmits loads from a building or road to the underlying ground. ... A man-hour or person-hour[1], [2] is the amount of work performed by an average worker in one hour. ... This article is about the transportation device. ...


The building features extensive landscaping both inside and outside from bamboo groves, complete with fountains, lining the modern lobby to lush green grass in raised curved stone planters that surround the building. The Hyatt Center also contains art panels by Keith Tyson and a trompe l'oeil mural by Ricci Albenda. Diversity Around 91 genera and 1,000 species Subtribes Arthrostylidiinae Arundinariinae Bambusinae Chusqueinae Guaduinae Melocanninae Nastinae Racemobambodinae Shibataeinae See the full Taxonomy of the Bambuseae. ... Keith Tyson (born August 23, 1969) is an English artist. ... [[: Le Image:Mural de Narbonne. ...


Previous concept

Originally, the Pritzker Realty Group intended for British architect Lord Norman Foster to design what was then called Pritzker Tower to house the offices of the Global Hyatt Corporation and other family holdings. However, plans for the 60 story building were scrapped due to financial considerations & the uncertainty of global events after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. The anchor tenant of the building is Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw which occupies floors 32-45 and shares the floor 2 cafe with a few of the other tenants. Pritzker School of Medicine Jay Pritzker, founder of Hyatt & philanthropist Linda Pritzker Nicholas Pritzker, Ukrainian immigrant and father of the family of Pritzker Robert Pritzker Thomas Pritzker Liesel Pritzer, actress Pritzker Prize Pritzker Architecture Prize This human name article is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that might otherwise... The restored Reichstag in Berlin, housing the German parliament. ... Global Hyatt Corporation is a Chicago, Illinois based holding company for several hotel brands and related businesses. ... The date that commonly refers to the attacks on United States citizens on September 11, 2001 (see the September 11, 2001 Attacks). ...


See also

Taipei 101, the worlds tallest building since its completion in 2004, is located in Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan). ... 20 tallest buildings in the United States U.S. Bank Tower Columbia Center Chicago, IL: Sears Tower AT&T Corp. ... Chicago downtown Chicago has the tallest building in the United States, the Sears Tower, and many slightly shorter buildings, almost all in the Loop or along North Michigan Avenue. ... For many millennia the record holder for worlds tallest structure was clearly defined (see table below. ...

References

  • Emporis listing
  • Emporis listing for Pritzker Tower
  • Hyatt Center Website
  • Chicago Tribune - "Industry woes end Pritzker tower plan" by Thomas A. Corfman

 
 

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