The Shops at North Bridge is a four-level luxury brand shopping mall along Michigan Avenue’s “Magnificent Mile” in downtown Chicago. The renovation focused on improvements to the lowest level of the property accessed from Grand Avenue, where street level sits below Michigan Avenue and the mall proper. The solution was to create a new mall entry lobby complete with escalators and a new elevator to collect pedestrian traffic from Grand Avenue and bring them up seamlessly to the mall above. Exterior aesthetic improvements were also desired to identify the new mall entry and break up an expanse of windowless precast concrete wall panels.
Macerich Co., Client
Thornton Tomasetti, Structural Engineering
W.E. O’Neil, General Contractor