Some of the features incorporated into the space include a wall fountain feature, a grand staircase, a café area and planters built into the structure. JRA was instrumental in advising the client and architect on issues such as landscape lighting, paving materials and planter construction.The John Hancock Center’s elliptical-shaped outdoor plaza has become a favorite meeting spot for North Michigan Avenue office workers, shoppers and tourists. This community oasis is enlivened with plantings, a 12-foot waterfall and seasonal outdoor dining. In 2003, the project won the ILASLA Award of Merit for landscape architectural design.
Client:John Hancock Properties / Shorenstein Realty; Architects: Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Hiltscher Shapiro and Associates