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River Point
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River Point
Former names 200 North Riverside Plaza
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 444 West Lake Street, Chicago, Illinois
Construction started 2013
Completed 2017
Opening 2017
Owner Ivanhoé Cambridge; Hines Interests LP; The Levy Organization; River Point Holdings LLC
Height
Roof 732 ft (223 m)
Technical details
Floor count 52
Floor area 92,900 m2 (1,000,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Pickard Chilton
Developer Hines Interests Limited Partnership
Structural engineer Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Main contractor Clark Construction; Lendlease Group

River Point, previously known as 200 North Riverside Plaza, is a 52 story 730 ft. (213 m) tall skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois, located at 444 West Lake Street. The 52-story building has 1 million square feet (93,000 m2) of floor space. It sits on air rights above active railroad tracks and as well the subway portion of the CTA Blue Line, which affected the angle of some support columns, which in turn produced the parabolic arch in the base of the building.

Groundbreaking and main tenants

It was developed by Hines and designed by Pickard Chilton. The building was designed before the Great Recession of the early 21st century, and constructed after it. A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the tower in January 2013. The building is seeking Gold LEED certification.

The building became the headquarters of Morton Salt in December 2016. The anchor tenant is the law firm McDermott Will & Emery, which occupies 225,000 sq ft (20,900 m2) of office space, and it moved in to River Point in March 2017. Mead Johnson also relocated its headquarters from suburban Glenview to the building.

Location

The land on which this tower stands is known as River Point because it lies at the point where the North and South branches of the Chicago River form.

It is between Canal Street and the Chicago River, and north of another skyscraper, 150 North Riverside, completed a few months later in 2017, which is also built on air rights over the railroad tracks leading into Union Station to the south of both properties.

As required by the city of Chicago, the building also includes a 1.5-acre (0.61 ha) public park and a landscaped riverwalk that is open to the public. To accommodate the land required for the public park and river walk it is built over a set of active railroad tracks.

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