Chicago Transit Authority Headquarters BuildingPrint
567 W. Lake St. | Neighborhood: Downtown
The CTA headquarters, designed by Kachoris Altay Architects and completed in 2004, was built to consolidate administration for the agency that operates the nation’s second largest public transportation system. The 12-story steel frame structure contains 400,000 sf and was designed for the CTA’s specific functional requirements, including efficient office space and cost-effective construction and systems. The CTA Building qualified for LEED Platinum certification for Existing Buildings in 2012, in part due to the building's 30,000 sf green roof, which filters pollutants and reduces storm water runoff. These measures lessen the urban heat island effect as well as heating and cooling costs.
Behind the Scenes Access: Visit the 30,000 square foot green roof for spectacular city views.
Architect: Kachoris Altay Architects