Chicago Architecture Info

340 On The Park

340 East Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Basic Information
Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz & Associates
Cost $250,000,000
Type Skyscraper
Floors: 64
Maximum height 672 feet/202 meters
Neighborhood: The Loop
More Information
  • This building was designed by Martin Wolf.
  • The living rooms, dining rooms, and kitchens are floored with bamboo instead of wood, except for the 16 penthouses.
  • The 25th floor is two-and-a-half stories tall, and contains a lap pool, fitness center, and other common areas.
  • This is the first residential high rise in Chicago to meet silver LEED environmental standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council.
  • Three of the building's four facades vary to make them appropriate for the context from which they are viewed.
  • This is Chicago's first "green" residential tower. It has an 11,000 gallon tank for storing rainwater for watering the landscaping. It also has plants on the lower roof to reduce rainwater runoff, and special glass to reduce heat absorption and loss.
  • At the time of its completion, this was the tallest all-residential building in Chicago.
  • At the time of its completion, this building had 343 residences, which would have been symbolic if it were two fewer.
  • This building has six levels of parking below the level of East Randolph Street.
  • November 2, 2006: A fire broke out on the 24th floor. Workers were evacuated from the building, and streets in the area were closed for hours.
  • July 18, 2007: This building officially opened.