222 Main

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222 Main is Utah’s first LEED Gold-certified high-rise. The structure stands 22 stories high and is located at 222 South Main Street in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was constructed by Hamilton Partners and construction on the building was completed in December 2009.[1] The building was facing serious occupancy issues, with the pre-lease rate remaining at around 25%[2] but rates have since increased, especially with the largely publicized lease announcement of Goldman Sachs.[3]

Atop the building is a 20-foot (6.1 m) glass veil that is illuminated with different colors at various times of the year.

222 South Main Street in Salt Lake City, Utah
222 South Main Street Building, Salt Lake City Utah USA

LEED Certification[edit]

Originally, the building was expected to earn LEED Silver certification,[4] but along the way improvements were made and the building ultimately earned LEED Gold certification.[5]

Architect[edit]

The building was designed by architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM.) SOM has also designed buildings such as the Willis Tower, the world's current tallest building - the Burj Khalifa - in the United Arab Emirates, and the Air Force Academy Chapel in Colorado Springs. SOM also designed the One World Trade Center, which is currently being erected where the destroyed World Trade Center once stood. The shape of the building is designed to optimize views between currently standing buildings, includes a parking garage hidden behind the main structure and has 459,000 square feet (42,600 m2) of office space with floor to ceiling windows.[6]

Construction[edit]

The building has a price tag of $125 million and took nearly two years to complete.[7] There are a total of 6,257 pieces of structural steel and bracing in the structure and wiring that stretches 201 miles.[8]

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Coordinates: 40°45′51″N 111°53′28″W / 40.76417°N 111.89111°W / 40.76417; -111.89111