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Chase Tower (Chicago)

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Récord: 259 m.

Tipo: Rascacielos

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Continente: América

País: Estados Unidos

Localización: Chicago

Año: 1969

Estado: Terminado

Descripción:Chase Tower

Formerly: Bank One Plaza

Formerly: First National Bank of Chicago Building

One of Chicago's unsung but still beautiful skyscrapers, the JPMorgan Chase Tower stands watch as the most prominent architectural feature of the central Loop.

It's most noticeable physical aspects are the graceful slopes of its Northern and Southern flanks. They induce a bit of forced perspective and make the tower seem taller than it is, but were designed to serve a purely utilitarian function. At the time this building was erected, the bank that commissioned it needed a large contiguous floorplate at ground level to handle daily transactions while at the same time offering high-placed executives equally high offices in the tower portion of the building. The solution was a downward slope that also adds geometric interest to what would otherwise be a fairly bland brown rectangle.

It seems almost Japanese in structure, in part because of the windows set back from the concrete creating a visual moment reminiscent of a high-tech hive, and because of the "Fuji" shape that reveals itself on the mostly windowless Eastern and Western facades.

It should be no surprise, then, to lear that the building's designer was Japanese. He has designed several nearly identical buildings around the world including Tokyo and New York.

The mostly blank thin sides of the building are actually where most of the buildings services (pipes, stairwells, etc...) are located, freeing up the middle of the building for offices.

The Southern slope descends below grade level into a sunken garden with a fountain at its center. This should be a welcoming place of relief for weary Loop workers in much the same way that the sunken plaza at the John Hancock Center provides a refuge for weary shoppers, but it does not. The plaza is mostly ignored by the public, in part because it is almost entirely concrete, and lacks any greenery or water features that anyone can get near. Further, its bright color intensifies the Summer sun and turns the bowl into a parabolic cooker for anyone who stays too long.

Quick Facts

Construction start: 1964

Construction finish: 1969

Designed by: Perkins Will

Type: Skyscraper

Stories: 60

Maximum Height: 850 feet / 259 meters

http://www.chicagoarchitecture.info/Building/1038/Chase-Tower.php

Chase Tower es un rascacielos de 60 plantas y 259 metros (850 pies) en Chicago, Estados Unidos, su construcción finalizó en 1969.

Es el noveno edificio más alto de Chicago y el trigésimo más alto de los Estados Unidos.

Los arquitectos del diseño para su posterior construcción fueron las firmas C.F. Murphy Associates y Perkins and Will. Está situado en la calle South Clark Street 21. El nombre del edificio fue cambiado desde Bank One Plaza el 24 de octubre de 2005, como resultado de una fusión corporativa. Antes de esto el edificio era llamado First National Plaza. Y ni bien terminada su construcción fue la sede oficial del First National Bank of Chicago El piso 56 del edificio contiene a club privado (a tiempo lleno) llamado The Mid-Day Club, disponible para el alquiler e todo tipo de eventos.

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chase_Tower_(Chicago)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chase_Tower_(Chicago)

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