Located in the revitalized State Street District of Chicago, this brand new, 27-story, sleek hotel features a sloped roof and a "lighting bolt" design down the front of the building. The "Yellow Lightning Bolt" architectural feature varies in width as it begins from the bottom of the building to approximately a third of the way up on the building, where it reverses direction. About two-thirds of the way up the building, the bolt reverses again. All of the units were different sizes and shapes, making all of the glass lites unique.
CDC provided consulting services to James McHugh Construction Company. Services included: review of shop drawings, observing the performance mock-up testing, and performing site observation visits. CDC also provided full engineering services for Trainor Glass. Services included: shop drawings, fabrication drawings, structural calculations, and mock-up.