April 12, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Join the YEC for a FREE street level site visit of Salesforce Tower and Union Station Tower. The tour will be led by design representatives of Magnusson Klemencic Associates and will discuss the main structural features of each building. Up to 20 people may register for this event.

Salesforce Tower - About the Project:

Salesforce Tower Chicago will be the newest addition to the Chicago skyline. Located on the Wolf Point site at the confluence of the Chicago River and the North & South Branches, the 850’ office tower by Pelli Clarke Pelli and Hines will provide an eloquent landmark at a prominent location in the city. The design and construction of this 60-story office tower showcases numerous design challenges that will be discussed on site.

Union Station Tower - About the Project:

Chicago Union Station Tower is a new 51 story office building by Goettsch Partners that directly connects to Union Station via an underground pedway. This structure is the first in the US to use 80ksi high strength structural steel shapes.  All of the perimeter building columns transfer down to six mega columns through V-shaped sloping columns and a three-level transfer truss creating an open and distinctive atrium space.


As shown on the map below, we will meet just outside the south entrance of the Holiday Inn Express located at 350 W. Wolf Point Plaza:


Attendees must plan to bring the following PPE to the site visit:

  • Hard hat
  • Safety Glasses
  • Field Gloves
  • High Visibility Vest
  • Closed Toes Shoes (boots preferred)
  • Mask or cloth face covering

Attendance is limited so RSVP today! Use the link to the right and continue through the entire process until you see the “Checkout Complete” screen.  A waitlist will be created when we hit capacity.  Please let us know if, for any reason, you are no longer able to attend.





Sophia Hoang ( HNTB )
Peter Busch ( HNTB )
Kevin Kuntz ( Magnusson Klemencic Associates )
Alberto Guarise ( DeSimone )
Ephraim Dissen ( Brindley Engineering )
Matthew Cummins ( DeSimone Consulting Engineers )
Kevin Griebenow ( FERC )
Nishan Pethiyagoda ( Hilti, Inc. )
Waheed Mohammed ( Quigg Engineering, Inc. )
Allison Toonen-Talamo ( Klein and Hoffman )
Karina Cisneros ( Ciorba Group, Inc )
Derek Skolnik ( Kinemetrics, Inc. )
Emily Larson ( Burns & McDonnell )
Jon Stricker ( Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. )
Connor Mills ( Collins Engineers )
Zachary Haney ( IIT )
Jonathan Tavarez ( American Institute of Steel Construction )
Enji Papazisi ( HNTB Corporation )