RTM provided engineering and design of the MEP/FP systems for the remodel of 900 North Michigan Avenue Shops along Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile. RTM designed new signage, lighting, and HVAC renovations throughout the space.
The front entry of the building under-went a complete renovation to accommodate a new illuminated entry portal. Inside, LED digital art is displayed on the mall ceiling above the atrium. The new screen projects imagery with a nature theme along with promotional information about various stores in the mall. The 184-foot-long LED installation is believed to be the first of its kind in a mall setting. The LED display panels required a return air path to allow heat to flow from the panels and remain within normal operating temperatures. Active and passive strategies were assessed for air movement over the panels in the plenum space and a dedicated room for the media equipment required supplemental cooling.