McCormick Place Addition

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The concourse is a towering void of glass and steel that shoots out over Indiana Avenue and clearly proclaims the location of the building’s main entrance.

The architects’ mission was to create a building with flexible exhibition spaces, and a much higher ratio of meeting rooms than either the 11-year-old South Building or the older McCormick Place exhibition halls, the Lakeside Center at McCormick Place of 1971, by C.F. Murphy Associates, and the North Building of 1986, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill of Chicago.

The concourse is a towering void of glass and steel that shoots out over Indiana Avenue and clearly proclaims the location of the building’s main entrance.

This project was completed by the Ventana team while with another firm.

CLIENT

Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority

LOCATION

Chicago, Illinois

SIZE

470,000 SF

KEY FACTS

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Project size: 470,000 SF
  • Architect: TVS Design