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McCormick Place HQ Hotel

Project Name

McCormick Headquarters Hotel

City, State

Chicago, Illinois

Client Name

Clark Construction, Bulley, OVC, Power

Bridging Document Design Architect


Architect Of Record

Goettsch Partners

Project Size

76,000 square feet

Dollar Value

$8 Million


Registered for LEED Silver Certification

Ventana is providing the five story, high-span podium area of this 40-story hotel and event center.  Through a design assist approach, Ventana worked with the Architect, General Contractor, and Building Engineer to help refine the exterior wall design.
The glass curtain wall used, the VS-1 System, is produced and engineered by Innovation Glass.  This system utilizes vertical pinch points and gravity fittings, which allows for clean, uninterrupted exterior views of the glass.  The glazing is typically Viracon’s 1” Solarblue VRE-54 insulating glass. However, 1-5/16” Solarblue VRE-54 insulating glass is utilized at the Great Room area due to the high wind loads and high floor spans in that area.
Ventana was also able to revise the typical mullion installation to hang the mullions from the top in some areas and dead loaded them at the bottom in other areas to help the building engineer meet the structural conditions of the building.