Upscale Chicago Apartment Living
Take one glance and you’ll see how this sculpted, neo-classical tower, designed by renowned architects, Solomon, Cordwell, Buenz, re-establishes the architectural presence of premier apartment buildings of the past. In fact, The Chicagoan has earned numerous awards for its architecture, and use of floor space.
The profile of The Chicagoan is unique, with angular bays that offer six corner apartments on nearly every floor. Equally unusual is the ability to offer so many one, two and three bedroom apartments which differ in size and shape. Larger and more interesting than most residential apartments, select apartments even feature private balconies and terraces.
The Design Objective for The Chicagoan was to create a distinctive tower with spectacular living spaces and a strong visual relationship to its neighbor, the historic Water Tower on North Michigan Avenue.
The floor plate is designed to take full advantage of the site’s panoramic views. It provides six corner apartments rather than the usual four of a rectangular plan. Many of the building’s apartments contain bay-shaped living rooms with 180-degree views of Lake Michigan and Chicago’s skyline. The tower’s five-story base contains parking and street-level retail shops.
Highly articulated exterior detailing and varied window sizes are indicative of the building’s residential function. The design continues the grand architectural heritage of Chicago’s Gold Coast, yet is distinctly impressive.