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Project Summary

Chestnut Tower, a multi-family rental high-rise was built in the Gold Coast neighborhood of downtown Chicago. The 36-story tower was built in a tight urban site with surrounding historic character. The rental apartments offer residents an ideal location near public amenities for comfortable city living.

A community rooftop sundeck with lounge seating and grilling kitchen fosters a neighborhood feel among residents, and a stunning rooftop event space is available to rent for special occasions. On the ground floor, a spacious fitness center and cyber café are open 24-hours for resident use. A large private dog park is also located within the complex.

The units themselves are available as one, two or three bedrooms with contemporary kitchens and bathrooms. Wide windows and spacious floor plans provide city views for residents.

The tower features masonry details and a variegated brick pattern. At the base, the scale of stone, brick and glass respect the adjacent low-rise and townhouse buildings. Above, set-backs take full advantage of the spectacular views by increasing windows and, thus, increasing unit desirability.

To reduce noise and congestion from the smaller-scaled Chestnut Street, the planning concept directed all vehicular traffic to the wider and busier LaSalle Street. The apartment entrance was scaled down with a low canopy on to fit in with the residential character of the street. From a larger city scale, the building has a distinctive top that draws attention from the surrounding neighborhood.

The building exterior design won the Illinois Masonry Institute’s Excellence in Masonry: Best High-Rise Award for the building’s “texture” and pedestrian-scaled elements with intricate masonry detailing.

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Chicago, IL

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The building exterior design won the Illinois Masonry Institute’s Excellence in Masonry: Best High-Rise Award for the building’s “texture” and pedestrian-scaled elements with intricate masonry detailing.