Skidmore Owings & Merrill

Chicago High-Rise Owner Turns Under-Used Top Floor Into ‘Wow’ Suite

A classic Mies van der Rohe-style building, 401 North Michigan was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in the 1960s. Formerly known as the Equitable Building, the 35-story tower sits on the second largest plaza in Chicago. “Pioneer Court is second in size only to the Daley Plaza,�? says Eric Taylor, assistant vice president at Zeller Realty Group. “The building purposely has a large plaza area so it could be set back from the road.�? [...]

Manulife to Build New 27-Story Office Tower in Calgary

Manulife Real Estate, the global real estate arm of Manulife Financial Corporation today announced the development of 707 Fifth Street, a 27-storey, 564,000 square foot, "AAA", LEED Gold Certified office tower in the downtown core of Calgary. Designed by world-renowned architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, 707 Fifth Street is destined to become an icon in the Calgary skyline. The Calgary office of Pivotal Projects is managing the project which has a targeted completion date of March 2017.