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The AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust (BIT), which re-invests union retirement plans and pensions in real estate projects, poured $34 million into the $160 million Wolf Point West tower that opened earlier this year. BIT produced a new video highlighting their involvement in the Hines Interests and Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises joint venture.
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This Infrastructure-themed GeoSpatial Stream broadcast covers the devastating earthquake in Ecuador on April 16, 2016, and relief efforts from Miyamoto International to help rebuild the city's hard-hit infrastructure; a recently opened $100-million-dollar streetcar project in Kansas City; industry news from Trimble, Bentley Systems, Transoft Solutions and Autodesk; a video interview clip about Chicago's famed 150 N. Riverside Building; and more.
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The V1 Video team interviewed Robert Chmielowski, Structural Engineer and Principal at Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA), at the 2016 NASCC: The Steel Conference, held April 13-15 in Orlando, Fla. He discusses the complexities of the unique building being developed at 150 N. Riverside along the Chicago River, which include the site's strong and narrow core, the steel used to make it possible, and the software used to design and analyze the building.