ClientThe Enterprise Companies / Central Station Development Corp.Location
First of a pair of sister buildings that anchor the southern leg of Museum Park at Central Station, Museum Park Place is located along a narrow strip of land between South Calumet Street and the St. Charles Railroad tracks. At street level, the building base incorporates eight two-story, townhomes, clad in aluminum metal panels, that serve to both activate the streetscape and screen the parking garage. Above this base, the building façade is composed of two volumetric masses. The larger volume is clad almost entirely of glass windows over which a bold red grid framework is superimposed to accent and reinforce the ordered façade. In contrast to this glass curtainwall stands a taller, tower-like volume with large rectangular punched openings, providing a firm anchor for the composition. A taller, mirror-image interpretation of its sibling tower, Museum Park Place 2 completes the bold silhouette of Museum Park Place, taking full advantage of the unobstructed views of Chicago’s lakefront, Soldier Field, and Museum Campus to the East.