FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
150 North Riverside Plaza Recognized for Innovation
Chicago, IL (October 31, 2017) – 150 North Riverside Plaza, an architectural phenomenon and home to 150 Media Stream, takes home a coveted Chicago Innovation Award – a first time feat by a real estate project.
Out of 530 nominees, the project is one of only 10 winners recognized by judges for igniting a new narrative for the region, strengthening its economic future, and building the spirit of innovation throughout the community.
“The economic future of Illinois and America is centered on innovation and technology,” notes Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. “These award winners have made tremendous achievements in their respective industries through their dedication and hard work, and its changing our state and region. Innovations like these can translate into jobs and economic success for years to come.”
The Plaza opened to the public in spring 2017, and has already received several distinctions: Structural Engineering Award: Most Innovative (Structural Engineers Association of Illinois), Commercial Development of the Year (Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards), and Building Team Award: Platinum (Building Design + Construction).
“The defining feature of the building is the base and the superstructure design,” Tony Scacco of Riverside Investment, the project’s developer, explains. Located in Chicago’s West Loop, the massive riverfront tower balances 1.25 million rentable square feet on a tiny 1.5 acre site amidst seven active rail lines to the west and the river to the east.
Innovations are also found in the interior of the Plaza. A lofty glass-enclosed lobby provides open space for 150 Media Stream, an international platform and public arts program designed to showcase curated media by world-renowned and emerging artists. The custom designed 3,000+ square foot LED display is Chicago’s largest videowall, and provides exciting and future-forward exhibition opportunities for artists.
This year’s winners were revealed live at the 16th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards Ceremony, held on October 30th at the Harris Theater.
Photos by Tom Rossiter Photography
About Chicago Innovation Awards Llc:
Chicago Innovation Awards LLC operates a year-round series of activities aimed at celebrating and supporting innovators in the Chicago region. The Chicago Innovation Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit that provides educational events and programs to people interested in learning about innovation and entrepreneurship.
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