AISC Social Event at Prudential Plaza

Tuesday, 29 October
6:00-8:00pm
130 E Randolph St, Suite 2000, Chicago Il 60601

“A Celebration of Steel”
Delegates joined the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) at its headquarters office on the 20th floor of Chicago’s One Prudential Plaza on Tuesday 29 October at 6:00 pm, for a stimulating evening featuring drinks and hors d’oeuvres. They networked with the elite of the A/E/C community in a casual setting with great views of Millennium Park, inside Chicago’s first major skyscraper to be completed after the Depression.

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About This Social Event Location

One Prudential Plaza

About One Prudential Plaza

When completed in 1955, One Prudential Plaza became the second tallest building in Chicago and ended a two-decade long hiatus of tall office building construction within the city due to the economic impacts of the Great Depression and World War II. At the time of the project’s conception, the site was a freight yard owned by the Illinois Central Railroad and required the use of air rights to construct the building above the active railroad tracks, a practice which was repeated for the adjacent buildings constructed later as part of the larger Illinois Center complex. While the freight yards have since disappeared, passenger service remains for commuter trains serving the South Side of Chicago, southern suburbs and Northern Indiana, with One Prudential Plaza offering direct access to… Read More

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