210 S. Des Plaines St. Chicago, Illinois Google map
This renovation/new construction project merges two separate building components: an existing concrete industrial/office building and a new residential tower construction. A five story, L-shaped portion of the existing structure is maintained and renovated for lofts while approximately fifty percent of the rear of the building is demolished and replaced with a new parking structure. The original building functions as a “base” for the new contemporary tower, and also serves to mask the parking garage. The newly transformed complex both respects its historic antecedents and presents a dynamic corner presence that contributes to the evolving fabric of the surrounding neighborhood.