Vertiport Chicago, located in the Illinois Medical District eight minutes from downtown, provides a full-range of helicopter services. The buildings consist of a 30,000 square foot hangar that accommodates space rental, fueling stations and maintenance facilities, and an 11,700 square foot, one-story office for private companies to use as a business platform.
The terminal is available 24/7 for the emergency needs of the surrounding medical buildings in the nation’s largest urban medical district.
The owners selected a load bearing, insulated precast sandwich panel system as an integral part of the building’s design, to take advantage of the rapid construction, high durability and over-all cost effectiveness inherent with precast concrete systems. A total of 35,000 square feet of precast wall and hollowcore floor panels were utilized for the two structures.
The precast panels took less than 2 weeks to erect, even with the challenges of erecting adjacent to elevated train tracks.