To accommodate new building systems throughout the residences, we raised the finished floor at each level, effectively lowering the window sills for a more residential experience. Each floor plan is customized to the owners’ needs, with thickened demising walls in between to offer acoustical privacy. Many details and finishes are consistent throughout, giving a modern, high-end luster to the spacious layouts.
The historic Lindbergh Beacon atop the building, which for fifty years guided airplanes to Midway Airport, had been dormant since the early 1980s. Modified to rotate on a reduced arc to avoid shining into other downtown buildings, the beacon has now resumed operation, an icon in the Chicago skyline in its own right.
Palmolive ResidencesType: Multi-Family Residential
Location: Chicago, IL
Client: Draper & Kramer
Size: 487,000 SF
Awards: Redevelopment of the Year for 2006 by the Commercial Real Estate Awards