Reno Preview: 500 West Monroe

Fresh from the announcement that Motorola Solutions is moving from the suburbs to the West Loop’s 500 West Monroe, the 46-story skyscraper is going to undergo a major interior renovation.

General contractor J.C. Anderson sent over a picture of what the new lobby at 500 will look like when it’s done renovating all 9,000 feet of public space in the office tower a block south of the Ogilvie Transportation Center.

You can read more after the rendering.


Rendering of 500 West Loop lobby (Courtesy of J.C. Anderson)

Rendering of 500 West Loop lobby (Courtesy of J.C. Anderson)



J.C. Anderson, Inc. is pleased to announce that the firm has been selected to complete a phased office renovation for Piedmont Office Realty Trust at 500 W. Monroe in Chicago.

Property owner Piedmont Office Realty Trust has hired J.C. Anderson, Inc. to complete a 9,000 square foot renovation to the building’s lobby and common areas. Scheduled for completion in December, the phased project will consist of relocating the existing lobby desk, replacing all of the polished brass fixtures with brushed stainless fixtures and removing the existing onyx exterior panels and replacing them with new clear glass openings. J.C. Anderson, Inc. will also replace the wood ceilings with LED lighting and stretched fabric as well as update the revolvers, sidelites and transoms. Once complete, the space will feature new lighting, branding and signage, new exterior pavers, sidewalks and new parking garage upgrades.

Designed by renowned architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 500 W. Monroe is a 46-story office building constructed of granite, glass and stainless steel and features an illuminated glass spire on the southeast corner of the building and cathedral rotunda entryway into a two-level lobby. Located in the West Loop, the property offers close proximity to public transportation as well as immediate access to the Kennedy, Eisenhower, and Dan Ryan Expressways.

The construction team for J.C. Anderson, Inc. is led by Chief Operating Officer Steve Boulukos and Project Executive Joe Maguire. Architectural services will be provided by Linda Kanoski of Epstein.

Location: 500 West Monroe Street, West Loop


Author: Editor

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