900 North Michigan Avenue Parking Garage (Rush & Walton)
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The 900 North Michigan Avenue Greenroof; Photo Courtesy LiveRoofProject Name: 900 North Michigan Avenue Parking Garage (Rush & Walton)
Year: 2008
Owner: 900 Tower, LLC, an affilliate of JMB Realty Company
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Building Type: Multi-Use
Type: Semi-Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 16866 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private
Submitted by: LiveRoof

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Modular Greenrof System: LiveRoof
Landscape Architect: Hoerr Schaudt
Installation: Riddiford Roofing and Landscape Concepts Management
Grower: Hortech / LiveRoof LLC
Waterproofing System: TPO, Carlisle
Slip Sheet Product: Carlisle
Architect: Kohn Pederson Fox Associates HKS
Contractor: J.A. Jones Construction
Developer: Urban Retail Properties
The 900 North Michigan Avenue Greenroof; Photo Courtesy LiveRoofPhoto Courtesy of Hoerr Schaudt Landscape ArchitectsPhoto Courtesy of Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects.
900 North Michigan in Chicago is a 66-floor skyscraper completed in 1989. At 871 feet (265 m) tall, it is currently the seventh tallest building in Chicago and the 25th tallest in the United States (2008). It was developed by Urban Retail Properties in 1988 as an upscale sister to Water Tower Place. The building features a large, upscale shopping mall called 900 North Michigan Shops. Bloomingdales sits at the rear of its wide, six-story atrium, with other luxury shops and restaurants filling the rest.Condos occupy floors 21-28 since 2007, and the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel occupies the middle floors (32-46) of the tower. Floors 48-66 are part of the 132 East Delaware Residences; these 106 condominiums were part of the original building plan. A large 12-story parking garage, with retail on the ground level and a medical clinic atop, occupies the rear half of the block facing Rush Street, where the LiveRoof greenroof is situated.
The 900 North Michigan Avenue Greenroof; Photo Courtesy LiveRoofPhoto Courtesy LiveRoof
Few people driving the ramps of the 900 North Michigan Avenue parking garage at Rush and Walton Streets in downtown Chicago know of its verdant green roof. Visible from surrounding office and residential towers, the 16,866 square foot green roof features five planting mixes in an irregular grid pattern. Plantings include Stonecrop, sedum, chives, and feather reed grass. The roof is adjacent to an accessible green roof designed for luxury condominium owners at The Residences at 900 North Michigan Avenue.Completed in July, 2008, the 900 N. Michigan Avenue parking garage greenroof design includes five mixes, two of which feature the new LiveRoof Deep System (6") and include ornamental grasses. The LiveRoof Modular Green Roof Systems used are the Combination Deep System 6? & the Standard 4?.

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The 900 North Michigan Avenue Greenroof; Photo Courtesy Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects. Photo Courtesy LiveRoofLiveRoofPhoto shows the two beautiful greenroofs on the property of 900 North Michigan: You see the LiveRoof system in the upper half, on top of the adjacent parking garage at the corner of Rush and Walton Streets, and the GreenGrid roof is on lower half, on the 10th floor of The Residences of 900 N. Michigan Avenue. Photo by Scott Shigley, Courtesy of Hoerr Schaudt Landscape.Photo Courtesy of Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects.
Download the HoerrSchaudt Landscape Architects "Parking Garage Green Roof" case study and visit their website at www.hoerrschaudt.com. Learn more about 900 N. Michigan Avenue from Wikipedia. Read about LiveRoof in The Greenroof Directory.
 
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