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SOM’s smart office tower designed to withstand Chicago’s harsh winters


800 Fulton Market rises to a height of 326 ft (roughly 100 m) in Chicago, Illinois

Described by prestigious US firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) as Chicago’s smartest building, the recently completed 800 Fulton Market boasts brains and brawn: the tower hosts high-tech building management systems and sustainability features, while its exterior design is defined by distinctive X-shaped supports that are engineered to ensure stability in the face of the city’s harsh winter weather.

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Category: Architecture, Lifestyle

Tags: Building and Construction, Office, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LEED, Skyscrapers