Leopardo Companies, Inc., has completed an extensive renovation of 111 North Canal Street, entailing 475,000 square feet and 12 floors, including the lobby and first-floor amenities. In addition, Leopardo is performing the interior build-out of two tenants in the building, Twitter and Vivid Seats, Ltd.
Serving as general contractor, Leopardo phased the renovation project to enable continuous tenant operations and worked closely with the building’s owner, 111 N. Canal LLC, as well as the architectural team of Baumann Studios LLC (interiors) and Proteus Group (lobby, level 1 and conference center).
Improvements to the main floor include: redesign and renovation of the 17,609-square-foot lobby and reception area and waiting room with coffee bar; upgraded vestibules and conference room; replacement of the entire west entrance; new water-efficient restrooms; and upgraded mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems.
On eight floors from the 6th to the 15th (the building has no 13th floor), Leopardo directed the demolition and renovation of base building space, including restrooms and elevator lobbies. On the 15th floor, Leopardo also oversaw structural reinforcement to support new roof decks. On the 16th floor, Leopardo built a high-end conference center that includes four tenant roof decks.
Other upgrades to the building include installation of new air handling units (AHUs) and other mechanical systems upgrades to improve energy efficiency; upgrades to passenger and freight elevators; new stairs and sanitary risers.
Build-out of Tenant Spaces Leopardo has also started work on the build-out of two new tenant spaces at 111 N. Canal. • Twitter, Inc., the San Francisco-based social media company, is relocating and expanding its Chicago presence with a 16,000-square-foot space on the 10th floor of the building. Leopardo is serving as general contractor with Partners by Design is the architect. • Online ticket vendor Vivid Seats is taking 31,000 square feet on the 8th floor of the building. Leopardo is serving as general contractor with Box Studios as the architect.