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Official Name The Clare at Water Tower
Type building
Status Completed
Country United States
State Illinois
City Chicago
Street Address 55 East Pearson Street (Map)
Building Function residential / education
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2003
Start of Construction 2006
Completion 2009
Regional Ranking #318 tallest in North America
City Ranking #49 tallest in Chicago
Official Website The Clare at Water Tower
Height: Architectural 179.5 meter / 589 feet
Height: Occupied 166.7 meter / 547 feet
Height: To Tip 179.5 meter / 589 feet
Floors Above Ground 53
Floors Below Ground 1
# of Elevators 8
Tower GFA 69,677 m² / 749,997 ft²
# of Apartments 310
# of Parking Spaces 175
Companies Involved
Owner Franciscan Sisters of Chicago Service Corporation
Developer Greystone Communities
Architect Perkins + Will
Structural Engineer Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer WMA Consulting Engineers
Main Contractors James McHugh Construction Co.; Bovis Lend Lease
Technical Papers
The High-rise as a Retirement Community
B. Lesniak (Perkins + Will), R. Neper (Perkins + Will), CTBUH Journal

News Articles
Clare at Water Tower files for bankruptcy
Chicago Tribune, 2011-11
The Latest New Wrinkle in Tall Buildings
Chicago Tribune, 2009-02