340 on the Park

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340 on the Park
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View from Millennium Park
July 29, 2007
General information
Type Residential
Location 340 East Randolph St
Chicago, Illinois
Construction started 2005
Completed 2007
Height
Roof 205 m (673 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 62[1]
Design and construction
Architect Solomon Cordwell Buenz & Associates
Developer Magellan Development Group & LR Development Company[2]
Structural engineer Magnusson Klemencic Associates

340 on the Park is a residential tower in the Lakeshore East development of the neighborhood of New Eastside/ East Loop Chicago and was completed in 2007. The building briefly surpassed 55 East Erie as the tallest all-residential building in Chicago. It is currently the second tallest all-residential building in Chicago (One Museum Park being the current tallest) at 672 feet (205 meters) with 62 floors.

The architectural firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz designed the tower and it was built by Magellan Development. The structural engineering firm Magnusson Klemencic Associates designed the building using Post-Tensioning in order increase the floor-to-ceiling heights. James McHugh Construction Co installed post tensioning tendons supplied by Amsysco Inc.

The tower is located in the Lakeshore East complex which, when completed, will house thousands of residents. 340 on the Park is set flush next to Randolph Street, allowing unobstructed views of Millennium Park, Grant Park, The Park at Lakeshore East and Lake Michigan. The tower's design also allows for nearby buildings to maintain some views of the park.

340 on the Park has also become the first residential tower in the Midwestern United States to achieve Silver LEED certification for its "green" design [1], including a large winter garden for residents. Additional benefits include a connection to the Chicago pedway system.

The north side of the building is contoured so that views from The Buckingham next to the building are not interfered with.

Site of 340 on the Park from BP Pedestrian Bridge (2004-11-09)

Education[edit]

The southwest view from 340 on the Park includes Millennium Park, Art Institute of Chicago, Historic Michigan Boulevard District and Chicago Loop.

Residents of 340 on the Park will be zoned to schools in the Chicago Public Schools.

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Position in Chicago's skyline[edit]

311 South Wacker Willis Tower Chicago Board of Trade Building 111 South Wacker AT&T Corporate Center Kluczynski Federal Building CNA Center Chase Tower Three First National Plaza Mid-Continental Plaza Richard J. Daley Center Chicago Title and Trust Center 77 West Wacker Pittsfield Building Leo Burnett Building The Heritage at Millennium Park Crain Communications Building IBM Plaza One Prudential Plaza Two Prudential Plaza Aon Center Blue Cross and Blue Shield Tower 340 on the Park Park Tower Olympia Centre 900 North Michigan John Hancock Center Water Tower Place Harbor Point The Parkshore North Pier Apartments Lake Point Tower Jay Pritzker Pavilion Buckingham Fountain Lake Michigan Lake Michigan Lake MichiganThe skyline of a city with many large skyscrapers; in the foreground are a green park and a lake with many sailboats moored on it. Over 30 of the skyscrapers and some park features are labeled.

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Coordinates: 41°53′5.43″N 87°37′8″W / 41.8848417°N 87.61889°W / 41.8848417; -87.61889