The Chicago Tribune Tower is an icon of the city’s skyline. Over the course of seven years MAPS collaborated with the design and development team, along with city departments, to bring this complex project to life.
Built in 1925 and added on to in 1935 and 1950, the Chicago Tribune Tower complex spanned many eras of construction methodology that had to be brought up to contemporary standards, converted to a new use, and be seen as “one” building from a code perspective. MAPS worked hand-in-hand with the design team to evaluate existing conditions and life safety complexities, (baseline wall assemblies, fire ratings, and accessibility conformance). This included bringing shared understanding to elaborate infrastructure below street level, including roughly 10 sublevels and mezzanines.