SPECIAL RECOGNITION: Two North Riverside, Chicago, Ill.

The ground floor lobby, entrance, mezzanine, and second floor of the 26-story building had not undergone significant enhancements since the 1950s. Photos: Darris Lee Harris/Padgett and Company
November 09, 2011

Two North Riverside is a 26-story Art Deco building by Holabird & Root that for years housed the Chicago Daily News. It was the first air-rights structure in Chicago, and its plaza was the first to be planned as part of a privately owned office building.

In mid-2008, Equity Office Properties retained Chicago design firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz to lead the renovation of two Art Deco lobbies, a retail concourse, 13 passenger elevator cabs, and multi-tenant common areas.

Two North Riverside, Chicago, Ill.

Acoustic Panel Ceiling: Dune 24” X 24” X 5/8”, Armstrong
Acoustic Panel Ceiling: Fine Fissured Ceramaguard 24” X 24” X 5/8”, Armstong
Acoustic Ceiling Tile: Cirrcus 12” X 12” X ¾”, Armstrong
Acoustical Metal Pan Ceiling: Metalworks Vector, Armstrong
Cork: Composition Cork Roll #91814, Manton Industrial Cork Products
Cork: Wide Mosaic, Expanko
Carpet: Interface Carpet
Decorative Glass: ¼” Tempered Acid Etched Glass Scbz-029 By Dbh Group, McGrory Glass
Decorative Glass: Doubled-Sided Sealed Sandblasted Glass, Skyline Design
Fabric: Masquerade #2383-301, Designtex
Fiberglass: 88 Black Walnut, Mats Inc.
Glass/Glazing: ¼” Clear Tempered Glass, Glass
Glass/Glazing: 3/8” Clear Tempered With Film Pattern, Glass
Glass/Glazing: Fire Rated Pyrostop Insulated Glass Unit, Technical Glass Products
Linaer Metal Ceiling: Metalworks Plank, Amrstrong
Metal: PPG
Metal: Perforated Pre-Finished Alumnum Panels With Metal Paint Coating, McNichols Architectural Mesh
Pavers: 2” X 2” Presta Pave Precast Concrete Pavers, Hanover
Plaster: Plaster On Cementitious Baker Board, And Plaster On Metal Lath
Plastic Laminate: D493-60, 4846-60, Wilsonart
Paint: Cream Silk, Greenmount Silk, Benjamin Moore
Resilient Base: Johnsonite
Resilisnt Flooring: Excelon Stonetex, Armstrong
Solid Surface: Quartz Surfaces, Zodiac
Solid Surface: #So38209.1, 3 Form
Stone: ¾” Thick Stone Slab, Jura Marble Suppliers
Stone: Ceremony, Terrazzo And Marble
Stone: Stone Design
Stone: Polished Marble, Stone Source
Stainless Steel: Stainless Steel Tubing
Tile: Zebrano, Stone Source
Terazzo: Terrazon And Marble, Wausaw, Marble Beige
Wall Covering: Honor Weave 395510, Maharam
Wood: 353266/Qtd. African Mahogany, Bacon Veneer
Wood: Olympia Collectio Wood Plank Floorings, Gammapar
Wood: #0152 Flitch, Dodge Veeers
Wood: #402308-24 Flitch, Dodge Veneers
Waterproofing: American Hydrotech
Window Treatment: Blackout Bp-V40-0, Lutron
Window Treatment: Sheer Shade, Basketweave 4000 Sv 10-4k, Lutron
Window Treatment: Moonshadow #D28/3, Knoll Textiles

Two-phase construction, led by Skender Construction (GC) and McGuire Engineers (ME engineer), included historical replication of original nickel-silver elevator door jams and headers, repairs to original marble floors, installation of hand-carved glass accent walls in the lobby, and included historical replication of original nickel-silver elevator door jams and headers,“They preserved the historical design integrity and made it functional for today,” Reconstruction Awards Honorary Chair Walker Johnson, FAIA, said. BD+C

         
 

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