BDC Network: Platinum Award for McCormick Square Marriott Marquis and Wintrust Arena
From BDC Network, “The city’s latest investment in McCormick Square is perhaps its most audacious move yet: a $500 million sports and hotel complex a block west of the convention center. The project, more than four years in the making, adds a much-needed second major hotel to the neighborhood and a 10,387-seat arena for DePaul University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams and the city’s WNBA team, the Chicago Sky.
A pedestrian bridge links the hotel to the 300,000-sf Wintrust Arena. Designed for sports, concerts, and other entertainment events, the arena features 22 suites, 479 club seats, team and support service spaces, broadcast facilities, and food and beverage concessions. It is wrapped in glass and translucent materials to activate the streetscape and to bring light deep into the interior spaces.”