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Riverside, Convexity Complete 51-Story Office Tower in Chicago

320 South Canal features a conference facility, fitness and wellness center, food options, a cocktail lounge and direct access to a 1.5-acre public park at the base of the building. (Photo courtesy of Nick Ulivieri Photography)

CHICAGO — A duo of Chicago-based developers, Riverside Investment & Development and Convexity Properties, has completed 320 South Canal, an office tower located across the street from the Chicago Union Station in the city’s West Loop district. The 51-story tower is situated on 2.2 acres and totals more than 1.7 million gross square feet.

The building is anchored by Montreal-based BMO Financial Group, which has building signage and will use 320 South Canal as its new U.S. headquarters. Other tenants include the National Futures Association and law firms Chapman & Cutler, Faegre Drinker and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

Designed by Chicago-based architecture and planning firm Goettsch Partners (GP), 320 South Canal includes a conference facility, fitness and wellness center, restaurant, a café for to-go food options, bank branch and a cocktail lounge, as well as parking for 324 vehicles and 114 bicycles. The building is connected to the Chicago Union Station through an enclosed pedway and offers access to the Metra train concourse, Amtrak train routes and the LoopLink CTA bus lines.

The site also features The Green at 320, a privately owned, publicly accessible park completed earlier this year. The Green comprises 1.5 acres organized around a 10,000 square-foot lawn. The park features walking paths, seating alcoves, an amphitheater and pop-up retail space.

“It was important that The Green feels welcoming to building tenants as well as the general public, allowing people to enjoy the park through all times of the day and in all seasons,” said Joachim Schuessler, principal at GP, in a prepared statement.

320 South Canal is LEED Gold-certified, WELL Platinum pre-certified and WiredScore Platinum-certified. Sustainable features include air monitoring and filtration systems, indoor air purification technology, an app available to tenants that provides real-time metrics on air quality and provides information on property events and amenities, antimicrobial fixtures and touchless technology, as well as three outdoor terraces and access to The Green.

In addition to GP, the design-build team includes Chicago-based landscape architect Confluence and Bethesda, Md.-based general contractor Clark Construction.

— Channing Hamilton

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