mccormick place headquarters hotel

Location: Chicago, IL
Architect: Gensler
Facade Design: Innovation Glass LLC

Built to address a shortage of accommodations near McCormick Place, the country's largest convention center, the McCormick Place Headquarters Hotel is a 50-story tower featuring extensive VS1 installations.

VS1 was used for the podium of the tower, spanning from the ground to the fifth floor. The typical bay width was seven feet, but in the pre-function area was 11'-8" wide and 27' high. Horizontal armature shelves were used, and the corners of the building feature sloping all-glass corners. Two VS1 bridges connect the corporate center and the event center.