Size: 260,000 SF
Cost: $ 32 Million
Completion: Dec 2021
Facebook expanded its Chicago area presence into this new 260,000 SF space at 151 N. Franklin – a John Buck 35-story core & shell office tower that E Cube also commissioned. The move constituted a major commitment to the city of Chicago as Facebook’s Midwest hub and added over 500 new employees in a variety of sectors. The project was a multi-phase endeavor spanning 2 years and covering nearly 20 floors of this major downtown facility. Space uses include open office, private office, conference, meeting, dining, kitchen and also more thoughtful spaces such as mother rooms, recreation spaces, “analog labs” and more. The facility incorporates several sustainable design and energy efficiency features and is pursuing a LEED Gold Rating.
Major facility systems include kitchen and dining makeup air units, dedicated outdoor air units, pollution control units, a dedicated Tenant (Facebook) Automation System, VAV terminal units, fan powered boxes, advanced daylight dimming controls, high-efficiency domestic water fixtures and more.