700-720 N. Larrabee St. Chicago, Illinois Google map
Situated on the North Branch of the Chicago River, these two residential towers blend history with contemporary living. Precast and poured-in-place concrete emulate Chicago’s Art Deco past, while open floor plans recall the loft-style renovations of surrounding industrial buildings. Both buildings are set back thirty feet from the river to provide a Riverwalk that will ultimately connect the Loop with North Side neighborhoods. Between the two buildings is a landscaped courtyard that meets the Riverwalk to create a place of urban activity. This public space is accentuated by residences at the lower floors and a public park to the south which add to the livelihood on the street and at the water’s edge.