Curbed Chicago | October 9, 2017 | Link to Article
Resembling a dark monolith looming tall over the Eisenhower Expressway when viewed from afar, the facade does reveal a considerable amount of depth and nuance upon closer inspection. Though the tower’s upper floors are clad in an orderly grid of steel I-beams, the design and materials are considerably warmer and more inviting as it meets the street.
“The transition to brick along with the patterning of the lobby glass comes from [Adjmi’s] desire to create a rich pedestrian experience,” explained Ann Thompson of Related Midwest. Illuminated by a canopy of indirect overhead pin lights, the building’s entrance manages to be elegant and visually inviting.